It's been two years since the release of Medlar's excellent debut album, Sleep. He's been relatively quiet since - an EP of 12" versions of album tracks and a collaboration with Dan Shake on Delusions of Grandeur notwithstanding - so this all-new four-tracker for Wolf Music is a timely release. Predictably, it's rather good, with Medlar moving further towards the jazzier end of the deep house spectrum in a similar vein to recent releases on Rhythm Section International. Highlights are plentiful, from the extended, beatless build up and twinkling pianos of "Dawn Chorus", and the Mood Hut style, ambient-influenced new age house revivalism of "Paradise", to the military drums and analogue electronics of "Loon". Best of all, though, is the sticky, humid, off-kilter jazz wig-out "Angel Race".
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