Over the course of 150 releases, Canadian label My Favorite Robot Records has established itself as one of electronic music's key imprints. Their latest is another special offering of well sculpted club sounds that come from the talented Fairmont.
Jake Fairley aka Fairmont is an electronic music producer, live performer and DJ from Toronto, Canada, who has put out three albums, the last of which came on this label in 2012. His artful EPs have come on labels like Border Community, Days of Being Wild and his own Beachcoma imprint as well of course on his home from home, My Favorite Robot Records. Out of the studio Fairley has long held a reputation as an impressive live performer and is currently in the process of putting together a new show. This brand new show will feature hardware he has built himself from studio components, encased in perspex and lit up like the setting sun; expect something special, part live show, part art installation!
This latest release opens with the compelling 'Carthage' a track built around lush layers of supple and reflective synths. Big bass broods below and the effect is trance inducing and serene. At eight minute long this epic piece of work never outstays its welcome and instead just lulls you deeper under its electronic spell.
Next up, 'Loose Teeth' is another elongated track that progressively builds and builds in exquisite fashion with Sasha-esque synths bubbling away. It's widescreen and intergalactic and full of class. Last of all, this transcendental synth trip concludes with the gorgeous 'With Closed Eyes.' Landing almost fully formed, it is slick and sleek electronic music with long tailed pads, carefully decaying synth lines and a kinetic sense of energy with whispered vocals up top.
Spine tingling and sure to take any DJ set to the next level, this is a sublime trio of tracks from Fairmont and MFR and sets the stage perfectly for the live show to come.