Despite some FXHE releases containing playful artistic references to the films that undoubtedly referenced the titles, this Romancing The Stone double pack from Omar S is sadly lacking in any MS Paint renditions of the Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner 90s vehicle of the same name. It does however contain four more fine examples of the fact no one does it quite like Omar S. Lead track "Leave" sets the tone, as ripples of percussion emerge from a pool of simmering sonic emotion and embarks on a masterclass in slow build dancefloor revelation at breakneck pace. "Romancing The Stone" pulls from the same palette of anthemic Omar S productions as "Here's Your Trance, Now Dance" and "Psychotic Photosynthesis" as a lead array of synths, keys and chords weave with supple grace over crunchy drums - watch out for the track finishing abruptly. On the second 12", "Frogs" dovetails from a simple disco guitar loop into fucked up abstract acid techno territory with little prior warning whilst "Surpass" finds AOS ending with some anthemic maximal piano house.
Ian Blevins, OOFT!, Patrick Luca (Saft | Pulp | Born), Lexx, Ze Salvador (Carpet And Snares), Life Recorder, Slothboogie, JEM/Joe Europe, Jac The Disco, Hernan Cronner, Costelloe, Spacetricks, Ranacat, Telephones, Alex Dallas, Dirty Channels, Tripeo, Ionik (Traveller Records, KGS), Lello Di Franco, Per Bojsen-Moller, Femanyst, Danny Moodymanc, Deep Space Orchestra, R$N, Jimmy Maheras, Juno Recommends Deep House, Eddie C, Jorge Caiado / Conversion, Jamie Fatneck, Doo, Sisterhood, Giorgio Luceri, Ney Faustini, J. Haller, Djs: Most Charted - Deep House, Lazare Hoche, Sasha Khizhnyakov, Sunsiare, Juno Best Sellers 2016, Resident Advisor, Cecil (artfuldivision), Soul Of Hex, Anaxander, MIL (Music Is Love Records), Jean Nipon, MadderModes, Jad & The, Ptaki, Mamacita
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