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Rennie Foster – Childish Things


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With his previous releases seeing him turning out for imprints such as Rebirth, F-Communications and Synewave, you’d expect Canadian producer Rennie Foster to be a man well versed in bringing the noise. While it’s my first introduction to him, I definitely can’t fault him on the effort in question, with Childish Things a zippy, dexterous and playful release which I’m finding myself returning to with some regularity.

Although every track on show boasts its own unique sensibilities, it’s hard to look past the original as the EP’s most inspiring moment. Delicate and perfectly poised, it walks a gentle tightrope with distinction, as its solemn, more introspective soundscapes wonderfully bounce off its ubiquitous and spellbinding trumpet, the latter of which is a truly alluring addition.

”Grass Roots” witnesses the main man in full jazzy effect, as the Rhodes chords are laid out in a beguiling way thanks to its cosmic sheen and a range of glistening melodies. Seeing us out the back is ”Traders”. Not quite the sort of weapon with which we expected the EP to sign off with, it’s still a potent number – and a fine addition to an all-round very special and eclectic offering.


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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