British producer Andy Ash makes a welcome return to Delusions Of Grandeur following last years Bottleneck EP. Having had output on such respected labels as Chicago’s Still Love 4 Music, New York’s On The Prowl and Sydney’s People Must Jam, Andy Ash has developed his own stripped back, floor-focused sound which is tailor-made for steamy basements and after hours sessions alike.
Here on this three track EP things kick off with Unconscious Therapy, a shuffling, uptempo house groove which calls to mind brilliant French label Basic Recordings and the deep and dubby MPC jams of Point G. Just the kind of minimal and hypnotic underground sounds that made us fall in love with this music back in the early nineties.
Flipping over we have Sink which takes us down a darker path where saturated snares and crunching hi hats drive the jacking groove. Hints of acid enter later whilst an echoing vocal invites us to dance till day break, all underpinned by a hooky analogue bassline.
Closing out the EP we have All Of It At Once, a low-slung drum-heavy workout tool which locks you in with it’s reduced approach and jungle atmospherics. A very special release we hope you agree, with all three tracks having that secret weapon potential and a timeless sound which will keep them in your bag for years to come.
Note original artwork from Andy himself. Limited edition (150 copies) vinyl is hand stamped and we also have 5 very special vinyl copies in individual hand-drawn uniquely designed sleeves. Check them out on our Bandcamp site, they’re lovely!
Published: 25th January 2021