There's been a lot of discussion recently about "new age house", a decidedly tropical take on analogue deep house with distinct influences from classic ambient house and 1980s new age compositions. Here, Lobster Theremin follows in the footsteps of Mood Hut, Confused House and Future Times (amongst others) with a formidably atmospheric EP from Route 8 (AKA producer Gergely Szilveszter Horvath). Opener "Pacific Paradise" is particularly good, offering an enveloping plunge into ocean-deep waters (think dreamy chords and snappy drum machine rhythms). That said, the darker, fuzzier "I Can't" and "Dry Thoughts" - all bumpin' beats and subtle melodies - are just as good and demonstrate the Budapest-based producer's range.
Tripeo, Jacques Renault, SCENERY RECORDS, Kid Who, Deep Space Orchestra, Marsman, Deymare, Sccucci Manucci, Agnostic Rhythm, Manos Mara (Bliq), Djs: Most Charted - Deep House, Cecil (artfuldivision), Kesper, DUBWERKE, Tekseven (Robin Smyth), Steve Murphy, MOME
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