Dicken 'Och' Lean has put a series of records on Baby Ford's Pal SL label, so his alignment with Systematic is somewhat unexpected. Nonetheless, Marc Romboy's label has put out three EPs by the UK producer and now this double album. Lean's music is steeped in the minimal house of artists like Ford and Dan Bell, but also the dreamy end of Detroit techno and the rolling snares and stepping beats of garage. Tourism embodies all of these influences, but Lean also manages to inject his own personality into the tracks. From the strong double bass and steely claps of "Prince Agoo" to the blaring horns and mysterious vocal samples on the 'Dawn Mix' of the title track through the driving, disco-led "Smokem", Och has created a work that transcends its key elements.
DJ-friendly full length tracks