Wasting no time outlining his musical allegiances, the bio on Andy Ash’s Soundcloud profile simply states, “House Music”. Browsing the artist’s Discogs page reaffirms this, the Liverpudlian quietly racking up entries for some of the genre’s most consistent imprints over the course of the past decade.
Andy Ash is also a busy visual artist. His lively doodles grace the cover of this release. It doesn’t seem such a stretch to make a connection between his visual aesthetic and productions. Both are solid, stripped back and show just how much you can do with only a few elements.
Unconscious Therapy’s title track sees Ash in fine form. While the term deep house has suffered a lot of misuse in recent years, Ash stays true to the scripture with this shuffling, smokey number. It borrows heavily from the mid-nineties New York sound, but that’s by no means a bad thing. You don’t always need to rewrite the rulebook when crafting potent house grooves.
‘Unconscious Therapy’ is scheduled for release 26 February via Delusions of Grandeur. Order a copy from Bandcamp.
1. Unconscious Therapy
3. All Of It At Once