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The Working Elite / Freedom / Terre Des Pommes

Test Pressing, Reviews, Dr Rob, Terre Des Pommes, Running Back, Working Elite, Tuff City Kids

A farting Euro-Techno march leads ping-ponging Linn drums, robot handclaps, and a twisting synth line. There`s a sustained sigh, and a bongo from somewhere, before a breakdown of manipulated vocal harmony. Then the pianos go off. Perfect for Fall and Winter. Optimistic `89 pianos that induce nostalgia for a Summer holiday, even if you never had one, the same way those old Italian Scream Ups would back at Gosh at Dingwalls, on a cold, rain soaked night in Camden. Happiness and sadness are there hand in hand. Trying to hold something that cannot be held. A height remembered, that perhaps can no longer be reached.

The Tuff City Kids strip things back and replace the farting with a 303 and insistent hats. Those pianos phased to Mediterranean chimes, songs of tropical climes, before ringing out as mighty bells of freedom, release, pushing towards heaven.

Bonus track “Wittenborg” runs a picked guitar over a big descending bass-line, Hot Lizard pads, plenty of cowbell and a loud slap for a beat. Leaving you completely unready for the Techno / Jazz liftoff that dominates its second half.

You can listen to clips over at Terres Des Pommes Soundcloud page.

Test Pressing, Reviews, Dr Rob, Terre Des Pommes, Running Back, Working Elite, Tuff City Kids

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