With a decent if erratic back story in roaming, explorative deep house, Darand Land resurfaces to inaugurate the Urban Imagery imprint with his dulcet tones, and it's not hard to tell he has released previously for the likes of Downbeat. There is a fulsome New York thump to the production, not least in the rounded drum sounds, but this is all about plush pad tones and soothing bass, not least on opening track "Of The Time". "Smoky Soul" has a jazzier feel without losing that soft focus appeal, and "Luv Rekindling" too has its own distinct character, but for fans of heavy-lidded deep house all three tracks are going to enchant and delight in equal measure.
Owen Jay, Patrick Luca (Saft | Pulp | Born), Life Recorder, Rai Scott (Inner Shift Music), Malcolm Moore (Altered Moods), Steven Tang (Emphasis Recordings), Jorge Caiado / Conversion, Petko / Soul Print Recordings, Bryan Hervieu, Brad P/Inner Shift/Common Dreams, Djs: Most Charted - Deep House, Janeret, Anaxander, DJP (Soul Print Recordings), Bradford James (DS Records)
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