Argy - Reminiscence EP
This is Argy's first outing on Permanent Vacation, but it fits neatly into their emotive and objective take on retro. The Hacienda reference of the remix is a pointer to where he's aiming. "Wish You Were Here" is sweet, deep piano house with a sprinkle of acid, and with a circling string line straight out of Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches. Removing the whisper of the title words in the dub version increases the feeling of absence, and the track's depth. "Tari Tari" has a funky bassline and drums opposed by melancholy, warm and glittering melodies, and the grandiose Hacienda mix is "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" extrapolated to 1990. Argy's ability to spice up tracks with obscure musical strokes lends itself well to all of them, and the baby blue quirkiness of Pesopeo's mix is sublime too. The reason it doesn't fit with the rest on vinyl is because it lacks the same kind of timestamp—not the quality.
Tue / 9
A1 Wish You Were Here (Vocal Mix)
A2 Wish You Were Here (Dub Mix)
B1 N.A.O.E (Argy's Hacienda Mix)
B2 Tari Tari
Digital: Ein Lied Für Popol Vuh (Bostro Pesopeo Remix)