Lovebirds - Keep Coming
Though it produces a measured stream of charming deep house, Jimpster's Freerange imprint seems to offer few genuine shocks. Keep Coming is another chapter in that story, drawing on a fairly standard palette of sounds and surfacing with an accomplished but altogether modest result. At this point, it's almost a cliché to describe chords as "swelling," and yet that's the best term for the title track's central motif. Like shore-bound waves, each iteration rolls gently in the wake of its predecessor, cresting with little ceremony. These smooth movements are offset by curt snare stutters, wispy hi-hats and other clattering bits of percussion. Essentially, the whole track is built around one main moment. Around halfway it begins, with a very bare breakdown and Adeva's famous histrionics filtering cautiously into range. From here the vocals build to a simple, restrained peak before everything else kicks back in and leads towards home.
The Raw mix of "Brotha" is a touch heavier, and favours a loopier construction. Again burnished chords make up the track's guts, with quietly tinging percs running alongside them. Like "Keep Coming," this relatively constant backdrop is used to set up the track's climax; another breakdown where an achingly cool flute and rapid-looping vocal snippet take the reins.
Axel Boman's two remixes of "Keep Coming" are where the release really shines. The first stands out mostly via its parched-sounding syncopation, which has been programmed with enough tiny variations to keep it interesting for seven full minutes. Around this dominant structure, Boman works in snippets of the original cut, reducing the main motif to a two-chord chiming. In contrast, the second remix sounds muffled by heavy rain. Nearly all the high frequencies seem to have been dampened, resulting in a low-key but no less interesting cut.
Thu / 10
01. Keep Coming
02. Brotha (Raw Mix)
03. Keep Coming (Axel Boman Mix 1)
04. Keep Coming (Axel Boman Mix 2)