Dave Pezzner has kept a pretty low profile so far throughout his career. Honing his production skills steadily and subtlety, we were given the impression that the Seattle based artist was a relative newcomer to the world of electronic music. Although that is partially true, in that he is proportionally fresh to deep house specifically, he has been producing music for TV, advertising and games for over fifteen years now. He has also been putting out electronic music as Jacob London with Bob Hansen for years. However, The Tracks Are Alive, his fourth overall release for Jimpster's Freerange imprint, is Pezzner's debut LP. The record is in drenched in the wet, soggy and rainy atmospheres of his Seattle home, while moments like Larissa Kapp's sweet and reassuring vocals on "Find Me" and the contented, soulful deep house of "Dewolfe" are perfect examples of his ability to flood a track with colour. We also see some tougher, more club orientated numbers in "The Tracks Are Alive" and "Chiuso Per Ferie" whereas tracks like "Drones", "Tagschlaf" and "Last Call" all explore a thoughtful and emotionally stirring kind of downtempo electronica. A wonderfully rounded LP.