Bob Moses – Far From The Tree
Label: Scissor and ThreadScore: 8/10
How many times do you hear the words “melancholy”, “deep” and “groove” in a review? It’s so tempting to just glaze over it as mere cliche, but it’s all resoundingly true in this case; and we’re not just talking about one song either – the whole lot in this release totally fit the bill.
The style of the vocals feels like a kind of APP/Diynamic/German-monged-on-ket style, so it was surprising for me to find out that Bob Moses hail outta New York, and it is actually two people, neither of which are called Bob. There just aren’t enough people called Bob in House music these days, so this is a small disappointment in what would have otherwise been the perfect release.Far From The Tree is nice and haunting, with pained vocal snippets swirling around and a deep electronic throb from the beginning which is excellent in building a mild sense of anxiety with of tension building troughout the build up. All I Want is probably my other favourite of the release, with a more prominent vocal, and probably the best example of the Diynamic-style rotary-bass tones of the release and is certainly an effort that any fans of the Solomun and Stimming school of production would do well to check out. This said, they’re all good. Most tracks retain an ever so slightly slightly sinister edge (he does likes a dark cello bass line), and as the PR blurb quite rightly points out, the release plays like an album more than a DJ tool.Essential listening!