Having earned a solid reputation via well-regarded EPs on Delsin and HPTY, Finnish mystery man Trevor Deep Jr returns to the latter to deliver a debut album some four years in the making. Seemingly inspired by the twin attractions of early Chicago deep house and the stargazing futurism of Detroit, the limited, hand-numbered TDJ is packed with melodious, analogue-rich workouts. While the A-side sticks largely to his usual deep house fare, he successfully mixes things up a little on the flip. Check, for example, the dub house/deep techno fusion of King Sporty hook-up "Nina Dub", the sweet, lilting, live nu-jazz of "Roba Rouge", and the yearning downtempo soul of "Let You End", featuring the luscious vocals of Niko Marks.
(2LP / )