- Release Date 2018-11-09
- Label Seven Villas
- Catalog 7VA002
The beautiful, hushed tones of 'Old Trick' get us underway under a barrage of twinkling keys, while '36h' again follows a dream-inducing path that's never lacking in the atmosphere department. 'Brigante' is cut from a similar cloth. Clever percussion lies throughout, but it's the zippy synth work that really helps this one stick out from the pack. The artist goes deep once again on the wholly magnificent strands of 'You and Him'. Full of graceful, melodic flourishes, this one plays out like the closing scene to a poignant movie.
The second half of the release sees Blanka adopt a wholly different vibe, as he switches from downtempo to more rugged tropes. The first example of this comes courtesy of 'Sun Street', a beguiling track that merges the producer's knack for more uptempo strands with his obvious appreciation for tune and melody. 'The Pencil', complete with its off-kilter sounds, clever guitar licks and Balearic vibes serves up another highlight, before 'Strade' (complete with drama-fuelled action) hints that the finish line is in site. Culminating cut 'The Last Track' is a pertinent reminder of the release's many quality, perfectly encapsulating the sort of panache and flair with which the album boasts in spades. A highly accomplished and fascinating release, 'Classic Trick' is sure to go down a treat amongst connoisseurs of the deeper side of the spectrum.