Fudge Fingas provides a three track e.p for this solo release on Prime Numbers. "About Time" is a taster of his forthcoming debut album set for release in April. After a handful of highly regarded tracks featured on Prime Numbers' signature ep series and the much coveted Firecracker 10"'s, Fudge Fingas has produced a set finely displaying his instinctive ability to fuse sounds from a wide spectrum of styles. "Its About Time" opens the ep with a midtempo house meditation, sounding something like a meeting of Larry Heard and Ivor Cutler. Its melancholic beginnnings give way to an insistent mantra as the track builds in intensity.
In keeping with the true meanings of house music â€œMe & Uâ€ dwells on the mysteries of love. Here Mr Fingas confesses his inability to function without his better half. The production is reminiscent of a classic 90â€™s garage release on Bottom Line or Fourth Floor. â€œMmmmHmmmâ€ is an older, matured piece from Fudgeâ€™s repetoire. Eschewing the traditional 4/4 time signature for a 3/4 feel this track is his tribute to jazz-techno pioneers such as Juan Atkins and post-rock mavericks like Tortoise.
This time they feature a heavyweight collaboration between Mr Scruff & Kaidi Tatham who provide a smouldering jazz-house production with Kaidi leading the way on keys and flute on top of a chunky, bottom-heavy groove.
Motor City Drum Ensemble drops a killer raw cut. A heavily smashed jackinâ€™ disco workout with all the markings of a fine Cajual dub or early Striclty Rhyhtm. The track oozes soul and is unpretentiously aimed at the dancefloor. Once again Danilo Plessow proves less is more.
After gaining high praise for his previous productions on both the Firecracker Recordings 10" series and Prime Numbers E.Ps including tracks such as "Miles Away", "R.I.P", "Piece Of Mind" & "Lost Experiment" we release "System", the debut album from Nick Moore aka Linkwood.
"System" clearly shows the breadth of Linkwood's influences with a spectrum of styles confidently blended including 80's boogie, detroit techno,house and deep soul. From start to finish the album is brimming with the drama of integral, subterranean dance music. "Robot Parade" and "Clearing The System" heavily pay homage to Kraftwerk and detroit techno, "Falling" and "Fudge Boogie" burn bright with essential boogie ingredients, "Chicago" references the raw sound of house clubs like the Warehouse and Music Box, "Tears" is an epic soulful boogie production, "Nectarin" a Larry Heardesque piece. Whilst being reflective of all this Linkwood manages to weave his own feel, sound and style throughout the album.
The album has been meticulously engineered and produced giving a distinctly powerful and affecting finish to all the tracks. Collaborating with Linkwood are Fudge Fingas, who features on keys on several tracks and the singer, comedian, entertainer Reggie Watts, who provides the vocal for "Tears".