Independent Light (feat Dwayne Hayden & Jack Da Lad) - (3:46) 94 BPM
Need To Grow (feat Pete Simpson) - (4:07) 112 BPM
All You Need - (4:15) 101 BPM
Won't Wait - (6:44) 115 BPM
Cold Day - (2:29) 114 BPM
Vaguely Fading (Red) - (5:37) 96 BPM
Why Answer? - (4:45) 102 BPM
Since way back in 2007, young producer Si Tew has been a part of the extended Mantis Recordings family and a regular collaborator with Atjazz man Martin Iveson. Here he delivers his debut album, a very Mantis-ish collection of soft-focus broken beat, sultry house, off-kilter hip-hop and delicious modern soul. There are some breathtaking diversions along the way - see the impeccable, string-laden ambience of "Black & White" or the sharp P-funk influences displayed on "All You Need" - and enough well crafted vocal cuts to keep things interesting. It might not pull up many trees, but as debut albums go it's pretty slick.