The Toronto producer shows off a smooth new sound.
The too-brief "Eyes Open," with its misty chords and noodling instrumentation, is a welcome introduction to Futerman's world. This world vibrantly comes to life on "Vista." A mirage-like piano riff with just the right amount of reverb makes it Futerman's strongest effort yet. It saunters along for six minutes, introducing, among other things, jazzy electric guitar, funky disco basslines, bits of vibraphone and hand percussion, but it always comes back to that piano. It's dazzling autumnal funk with a dextrous musician's touch. "Waterzone" is the track best suited for club play, but its filtered disco samples and bobbing hand percussion are a little on-the-nose compared to the grandeur of "Vista." But it's still great to have Futerman back, with all the potential he showed in 2012 still intact.