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Label: Thirteen Moons RecordingsScore: 8.5/10

The text accompanying Heavy Vowls is a somewhat sobering read – in place of the usual adjective salad sales pitch sits a simple in memorandum to James Cornish, who as Jim C provides the Club Therapy-esque drawl that reverberates over the track.

Delving into the track itself, it feels as if Michael Berczelly has taken Art Department’s Vampire Nightclub and reduced it until all that remains is a sticky residue, dark and with a sense of space that allows the vocal to weave in between each element.

For those who need things to be a touch perkier, Ghost In The House gives the spoken word vocal a detuned hum, working it over off kilter percussion and a much more prominent bassline, before droning House chords enters the fray to shift the remix up a gear.

Concise and precise, both tracks hit mark with style, proving to be an admirable parting sentiment for a friend now gone, yet everlasting in Heavy Vowls.

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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