‘Acorado’ cruises at a low speed with driving chords and an interlocking melody that might well go down nicely at a Buzzin’ Fly party, but the tune of it is too obvious and the arrangement too restrained to please fussier types. On the flip, Will Saul and Tam Cooper from Simple Records beef it up with added clicks and beats, unhinging the rigidity of that melody slightly, no doubt making it more inviting at higher volumes to floors. Finally on ‘Dreadnought’, Mr. Tur wows you with good old handclaps, and the effect is a lot fresher than ‘Acorado’. This should have been the A.
Manuel Tur has released a lot of music and still is very young, and this EP is definitely more toned down and deeper than previous efforts, which tended toward the hard and funky (see ‘Your Love’ on Swedish label Refune). But here Simple Records snatch the gong with their freer remix, which is sure to get those wallflower girls smiling, not to mention make clued-up types want to delve deeper into Simple.