Los Angeles based Grant heads up The Lauren Bacall, which has presented work by Gable, AVA and Bardot.. but then again they could possibly be more of his own aliases. After his impressive LP entitled Cranks on Mork, he now returns to its parent label Lobster Theremin, with the No Lights EP. It features several servings of house and techno memoirs captured to VHS. Starting off with the neon lit vocal-led anthem "Feeling" (Vocal mix), there's the mandatory lo-fi jam in the form of the darkly stripped back and heads down groove of "Values". The title track is particularly impressive: a woozy and hypnotic after hours groove with some nifty drum computer moves and those moody Mr. Fingers style pads that navigate their way through all the tape saturation.
Grant received much praise for his 2015 debut album, an expansive vinyl double-pack of deliciously deep and woozy house entitled The Acrobat. This relatively speedy follow-up is every bit as potent, with the Los Angeles' producer drawing heavily on his love of spacey Detroit futurism, intergalactic ambience, breakbeat-driven late '80s house, and the kind of club-ready deepness that's just begging to be played loud. Highlights arrive at a furious rate, from the spine-tingling, late night shuffle of "Different Ways", and symphonic "Around The Edge", to the Mr Scruff meets Pepe Bradock grooves of "Cliche", and the far-sighted bump of "Contemplate Reality".