Subtle, atmospheric house for the "in-between" stages of a party.
"Rise March Mellow," the A1 here, has the same sort of chilled anthem quality. Its central melody bears a striking resemblance to Radiohead's "Daydreaming" in its spiralling, emotive loveliness. I'm not sure all of the parts truly sing in unison at the track's climax, a sense of busyness taking something away from the evident emotion, but expect it to get plenty of DJ play. Rollmann is in a somewhat punchier mood elsewhere. "Highway Daydreams" and "Sharp And Shallow" attempt a bold balancing act between overdriven drum machines and charming atmospherics. The latter in particular really goes for it, the cone-busting bassline leaping out of the arrangement. Workshop and Rollmann's oddball credentials are further highlighted by "Domingo Nap," a beatless cut that mostly features a single, naked part that could be a guitar or a synthesizer pretending to be one. A noisy bassline swells near the end, another subtle surprise in a label discography full of them.