“My friend Alex and I were driving through the desert in California and this tune came on on a playlist he’d made,” explains Sam Shepherd aka Floating Points, Melodies International label honcho. “I’d never heard it before - sounded like Don Blackman… it was Don Blackman! A CD only release from the early 00s. Fast forward a week later, and I’m DJing at Panorama festival in NYC… I played this track, and, out of nowhere, bounding to the front of the stage were a brother and sister duo screaming ‘this is our dad!’ Well that’s how this all started!!” If you were Shepherd, how could you not reissue this tune after an experience like that? It’s up there with any of Blackman’s best work, and better than anything I’ve heard on Melodies International in a while. Also shout to Blackman’s kids, they seem sick as hell. Remastered and cut in both stereo and mono for this 7” release, housed in die-cut company sleeve with an admittedly neat 14” foldout poster. Recommended.
- black 7" vinyl pressing
- first time on vinyl
- includes stereo and mono mixes
- housed in die-cut company sleeve
- includes 14" foldout poster
- music label: Melodies International 2019
reviewed by blackman's radio 10/2019