Remember last year, when Solide honchos D.Y.A and Kalyma released their "Operator" EP? It's been no less than a true feel good hit of the summer. With this current release, they take heed of a well known principle that has been brought upon us by the Hollywood film industry - any thrilling, perfectly executed and audience approved production needs to get a sequel. So, the curtain raises now for "Operator II", a tune instantly reminiscent of its predecessor in beat architecture and kalimba arrangement, yet thought through with even more sophistication and sensitivity, adding sultry field recordings and distinctive synth layers, building up an enriched, warm and utterly cosy sound.
"A Gardener's Perspective" pursues that same kind of vibe, coming along with slight Electro-borrowings and cocooning synth-harmonies, climaxing in an masterly organ solo that has soul and devotion to sound written all over it. Yet another tune that doesn't even have to conform with peaktime arithmetics to send whole floors into frenzy, no matter what time of the night it might be.
Closing things off it's "Casino Lunch Break", another strongly vibing and very tribal affair radiating afterhour qualities, ending another more than solid offering on Solide on a high note.