In a 2010 interview, Tornado Wallace explained the inspiration behind his distinctive title as "something between a deep south blues artist or a logger from Nebraska". In subsequent years the Australian has seemingly swapped the south blues artist for something southern Italo, keeping the Nebraskan edge with his logger's beard. This is demonstrated in wondrous fashion on the water-coloured artwork to Thinking Aloud, his debut EP for Lovefingers' ESP Institute. Heavy bass plods switch to a walking bassline in "Bit One", as motorised and starry arpeggios weave between breathy vocals that are as much human as they are synthesised. This is complemented by "Cloud Country" which lowers in BPM with more Italo inspired arpeggios, pulsating toms and sprinklings of Latin sounding synths. The title track "Thinking Allowed" hogs the flip, slowly revealing itself to be a Balearic burner of the highest calibre. It opens with an analogous kick-snare combo and a "higher-self" spoken word spiel that's reminiscent of Will Powers legendary "Adventures In Success". Peaks come; troughs go as the track builds sublimely before dovetailing back to its original form. Welcome back sir!
Craig Bratley, Alexis Le-Tan, Jimpster, Lexx, Local Zero, Felix Dickinson, Dicky Trisco, Tornado Wallace, Sito / / Mischio Dischi Disco, Justin Miller, Piers Harrison, Stupid Human, Jacques Renault, Max Essa, Discomendments, Watson, Ichisan, Andrew Allsgood (Free Association), Martin Haberland, Mike W - Kolour LTD, Nick Anthony Simoncino, Juno Recommends Disco, BEN SUN, Ben Monk, Eddie C, Aihki, I Love Disco!, Ray Mang, Chamboche, Fernando, Your Name (Legalize Lambada), Steve Lee, Sleazy Beats Recordings, Woody Wood Jr., Fantastic Man, Speed Painters, Mitchell Goor, Glenview Records Inc, Melbourne Deepcast, The Unity Agency, Get Down Edits, Teshno, Dynamicron (Los Grandes/Our Nights), Goldsmith (Rebel Disco/Push Push), Martin Hayes (Mating Rituals Rec.), Suzanne Kraft, Pablo - Fatty Fatty Phonographics, Antonio Zuza (IMOGEN RECORDINGS), Ben La Desh, Lovefingers, Fiakun Team, CHEZZ, Fools & Fables, Pontchartrain, Louis Hughes (Two Deep)
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