Orson Wells, AKA producer Leonard Poschmann, isn't exactly a new name - he's delivered contributions to split EPs under a variety of pseudonyms - but this is his debut solo EP. And what a debut. "Leaving", the EP's lead cut, is a bona-fide tear-jerker of epic proportions, built around Steve Summers/Confused House style rising and falling synthesizer lines, bittersweet melodies, squelchy acid tweaks and raw-but-stripped back drums. The equally melancholic "Searching" sounds like Lamont Booker's more introspective moments dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century ("New Age House" for a new century, perhaps), while "Jungle Warrior" feels like early Detroit techno, pitched down to a deep house tempo, with an added shot of feverish voodoo. As for the title track, it's stunningly beautiful. In a word: fantastic.
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