If you're scouting for some contemporary balearic experimentations then Len Leise is your man. The Australian producer is as multi-talented as he is mysterious, and although his productions paint a very clear picture of his personality and musical ideals, the man remains a figure of mystique. We love that, and we love this new album for his new General Purpose label. "Pretending" opens the LP and it's a curious track indeed, shaped by a dubby bassline, watery acoustics and his own slippery vocal poetry. These aqueous waters fall neatly into the frenetic yet soothing patterns of "Swimming", and then onto more funky territories on the dubwise "Rocking". Flip to the B-side, and you get the relatively more house-minded "Stopping", the subtly tribal sways of "Wandering", and the electrifying dub banger aptly named "Stepping". Think of this album as dub with that faint balearic twist for good measure. Excellent and highly recommended!
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