The drummer for London jazz funk outfit The Expansions drops his first 45 as the debut release on new label Albert's Favourites. Thankfully it's not mired in that glitch hop sound that dominated the genre for awhile, but it instead harks back to the day when I got excited by new music from Controller 7, Omega One, Bias, Daedelus, Blockhead, DJ Day, etc... 'Mind Field' is a lucious swirling evocative little with some beautifully layered elements. Like patting a fluffy kitten with sensitive hands, the light percussion feels soft to the touch over the evocatively executed soundscape. 'Mindfield'... Oh how I love this tune. It's one of those tracks I want to mix into itself again. It's delicate, highly organised, subtle, yet complex and intriguing. Listening to this makes me feel as though a fairy has curled up and made it's bed inside my ear canal. Intelligently comforting.
The flip 'This is the One' is no less than its alternate, but swings with slightly heavier drums and more prominent bassline, while still retaining a dreamy atmosphere. Overall it's an excellent 45 for summery daytime events in the chill out area.
The digital file came out in December, but now late January 2016 we are able to purchase the, hopefully first, vinyl from Jonny Drop's digital only LP 'Sub Pilot'.
Grab it from their Bandcamp