Orbiting the Sun, just near Venus, is a little known planet called Closed Paradise. When not residing there, this disco-chic producer resides in the more earthly domain of France. Editorial have scored a real coup here by signing him up for this sizzling four-track outing that covers thick, syrupy disco-house ("Bad Girl"), majestic ecstasy-house ("Asymmetric"), thumping French Touch boogie ("Dice") and the utterly sublime synth-moods of "Filtered Light". C'est Bon!
Praise is the first Fina release from Closed Paradise, a French producer previously best known for serving up tidy re-edits and reworks on Editorial, Kolour Ltd and Whiskey Disco. The producer's smooth nu-disco roots can be heard amongst the swirling synthesizer chords, tactile beats and mutilated Daft Punk synth lines of "Demon Avenue", while acid-flecked closer "Piece of Mind" is a successful attempt to fuse the saucer-eyed spirit of late '80s, warehouse-friendly house anthems and the synth-heavy bounce of 21st century European disco. Best of all, though, is opener "Praise", an ultra-dreamy, ultra-deep chunk of sunrise house brilliance that's guaranteed to melt even the stoniest of hearts.
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