Hidden Spheres - Twelve 4/4 [Fruit Merchant]
Fruit Merchant are back, bad and riper than ever, this time with label honcho Hidden Spheres taking the reigns behind the striped tarpaulin. Not balshily shouting discounted Pink Lady prices on the Chatsworth Road, but carefully crafting four smooth as ever cuts for the imprints forth release, fresh for your enjoyment.
'Twelve 4/4' is everything you associate with it's creators past creations. Considered and temperate yet punchy and deep; and as ever, infused with about as many jazzy nuances as Duke Ellington's trumpet oil (a lot, surely?). The record as a whole and 'Twelve 4/4' in isolation provides a little respite from what appears to be a fairly raw and club driven sonic landscape right now. Drift away into the hazy blue on your palm raft with this one - Mañana Mañana.