Symptom Of The Sound (extended version) - (8:58) 123 BPM
Nothing Else (extended version) - (8:07) 121 BPM
Nothing Else (Hoj's Blue Sky edit) - (8:46) 121 BPM
Review: As well as co-founding All Day I Dream, Lee Burridge is also co-owner of the Tale of Tone label, alongside DJ/producer Hoj. Here the latter makes a relatively rare appearance on All Day I Dream, working alongside rising star Newman of I Love fame for the very first time. 'Sympton of the Sound' is typical of both artist and label, with waves of simmering chords, blissful melodies and sunrise-ready sounds rising above a locked-in, tech-tinged deep house groove. While also atmospheric, alluring and laden with a mixture of evocative electronics and synth-strings, the extended mix of 'Nothing Else' is slightly moodier and hazier. This is also true of Hoj's accompanying 'Blue Sky Edit', a hypnotic, mid-set revision that makes great use of processed vocal loops and additional percussion.
Review: Somewhat bizarrely, in 1978 Penthouse magazine funded the making of an album of particularly sexually charged disco tracks by the Love Symphony Orchestra, an all-star studio band helmed by producer/arranger Mitch Forber. The standout track was "Let Me Be Your Fantasy", a breathless, ten-minute disco climax that was as sweet as it was sleazy. Here it gets the remix treatment courtesy of Glitterbox regular and rework maestro Dr Packer. His version is a little looser and more carnival-ready than the 1978 original, with the track's familiar string, Clavinet and guitar riffs, which all mimic the killer bassline, being joined by what sound like brand new beats and more whistles than your average turn-of-the-90s rave. It's a fine revision that should introduce the track - and slightly odd project - to a whole new audience.