Two years after his inaugural Travelogue album, Ross delivers a long-awaited follow-up. Naturally, it's business as usual; Ross's ability to roll out pristine, groovy deep house needs no questioning. The entire set bumps and boogies with subtlety and sophistication, but highlights include the Farina-style jazz struts of "The Traveling Man", the twisty kick drums and minor-key softness of "Destination" and the Joey Negro-level soul vibes of the finale "Wide Open Spaces".
Largely famed for his deep house skills, Ross has made some rather successful departures into slo-mo pastures in the last year as proved by "Dusk Till Dawn", a cut that hogged the downtempo charts last year. "Restore My Soul" is a shimmering soul swooner oozing key and horn perfection. "Table For Two" takes us back to prohibition Chicago with decadent flare and party panache while "Street Soldier" trickles itself down a more emotional, sombre downtempo route. Think early Bonobo or Avalanches. Lovely. Feeling frazzled? Spend a bit of time on this Couch.