London based John Monkman teams up with collaborator Liz Cass to make his Anjunadeep debut with “Open Frontier.” A single listen leaves us wondering what took so long for him to join the venerated label's ranks, as this track is a necessity for anyone who loves the characteristic Anjunadeep sound. Liz Cass’s effortless, yet heavy, vocals seem to float over even heavier melodies. There is a depth here that is impossible to fake; the emotion is palpable. The careful and sparing use of bass has a powerful effect, captivating the listener while not inundating with unnecessary sounds. There is nothing extra here, not even the use of the vocoder, and all of this leads to a somber, soothing “Open Frontier” that will keep you transfixed, wishing that it would continue for hours. You can catch John Monkman at the Sunset Festival August 16th in Brazil.
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John Monkman feat. Liz Cass
- August 18th, 2014