Smallville’s latest release presents a quartet of heaters from a variety of artists designed to wear themselves into your record box, never to be removed until the cover becomes lovingly dog eared and sellotaped at the sides. Move D favourite Frantvaag provides the airy flute tones of ‘Fredens‘, Margaux makes her vinyl debut with the driving and dreamy ‘Water On Mars‘, while the in demand Qnete delivers the vibe heavy and fundamentally trippy ‘A New Beginning Ending‘.
The fourth cut comes from Night Sea Journey, the Chicago based pairing of Smart Bar resident Garrett David and Colin Johnson. Our premiere, ‘Lonnies Condition‘, has a nostalgic Chicago feel to it, but not in the fashion that immediately comes to mind. Instead its deep and reflective mood, that touches on dubbed out disco, evokes memories of classic imprint Guidance Records at its imperious finest.
‘Fifty-five Ways’ is scheduled for release 12 July 2019 via Smallville Records.
A1. Frantzvaag – Fredens
A2. Nightseajourney – Lonnie’s Condition
B1. Margaux – Water On Mars
B2. Qnete – A New Beginning Ending