The title cut moves at an unhurried, near-Balearic pace with instrumentation to match—drowsy cowbells, a reverberating synth line, effortless guitar leads and distorted bass thwacks. Usher keeps the formula interesting with ethereal melodies that drift in and out of the mix, evoking a hazy disco with ghosts on the guestlist.
Swag’s dub hollows out the track and focuses on the synth line, which plays anchor to similarly-styled guitar and bass licks. It's a bit friendlier for mixing, but lacks the narcotic charm of the original.
Slyly tucked away in B2 is 'Here Today', a secret weapon track if I've ever heard one. Two layers of pulsating string arrangements and spastic woodblock pocks form a dizzying rhythmic assault that boils over at the arrival of a fat bottomed bassline. Usher's blend of high-minded, ornate construction and ass-centered riffs is certain to put a euphoric sway in dancers' step, and has been road-tested by Lindstrom and Prins Thomas on their Radio 1 Essential Mix.
The Gnanfou EP and its stand out, 'Here Today', make me wish Al Usher would put out solo records more than once a blue moon. Another Misericord release would be appreciated too. Hook it up, Ewan!