Review: Taking his time, London-based Catalyst is as unhurried as his spell-binding soulful beats. Sample-licked, soothing and, at places, deliciously somnambulant, each of these four cuts spins with a restrained sense of ease and allure. The evocative vocal breaths of on "Night Songs", the loose-string bass runs on "Spin Axis", the deeper Bungle-style star-gazing sub hummer "Red Giant" and the sci-fi drama and roominess of "Human Universal" all combine to create a true trove of deep rolling delights. Fans of LSB, Furney or Pennygiles should be all over this.
Review: Emerging London junglist Dave Catalyst makes his Soul Deep debut with four slinky, spacious, double bass slapping rollers. "Summer Haze" has such a low swung, dusty, sun-baked feel there's almost a western quality to it while "Rhode Island" maintains the fretless bass signature but with added soulful chords and rushy, piano-primed atmospheres. "Sanctuary" dips deeper into liquid territory, switching the double bass for bulbous subs and big breeze pads a la Goodlooking circa 20 years ago while "Every Little Thing" closes the show with filtered waves of honeyed jazz samples and rich warm feels similar to those of early Jazzsticks or Innamind releases. Hazy.