HOTFLUSH (HF025, 12” + digital)
Joy Orbison ruled last year and 2010 is shaping to be the year were he consolidates his fame and influence. The pneumatic basslines, vocals filled with desirous samples taken from old garage records, breaks covered by dense fog: Sepalcure is a direct consequence of the London wunder kid sound and it would be silly not to acknowledge this bloodline. “Love Pressure Ep” casts a House shadow over a dubstep drawing á la Burial and sounds like the appendix of a recent and irrefutable classic as “Hyph Mngo”. It is a question of textures and attitude, passion and desire; music that gets under your skin and give you goosebumps. You have to listen to record, above all to the synth modulation -very Orbison- on “Down”, and surrender to its simplicity and the drunkenness of endorphins. The four tracks of this 12” move through foggy and nostalgic territory. Even in an imperceptibly small manner, you can appreciate that Sepalcure –Travis Stewart, from Machinedrum and Praveen Sharma, from Praveen & Benoît– are based in New York, not London. The inclination towards deep house is strong and it remains in the middle ground which is so hip, where the tempo is reduced to become almost nearly downtempo. First James Blake, now Sepalcure, tomorrow Mount Kimbie’s album: post-dubstep is gearing towards emo, the pastoral, the teary, in the infinite space of a Sunday morning.
Sepalcure - Love Pressure EP [HF025] by Hotflush