- Release Date 2011-02-28
- Label Soma Records
- Catalog SOMA303D
Influenced by a wide range of music, and with an interest in things slightly left of centre, Joe pieces together his own tracks with a belief in the capacity of music as an expression in and of itself. Whether playing with the interaction of rhythmic elements or following a certain mood, his hope is to create honest music.
The original Cry is a sliver of profuse deepness. A Beautifully serene atmosphere is created through luscious strings, modulating synths and a subterranean b-line. A muted kick drum keeps the time in a track that could mellow even the most hyper-socialite.
Decimals take on Cry brings a dancefloor vibe to the original, with skipping lo-fi percussion that hisses through the introduction of deep hovering strings, and an off-beat stab. An extreme cello-esque bass drops after a brief break, but retains flow and momentum through with emotive and winding chords.
Joes Bird Whale is an entirely different beast. Clinical precision combines with soul and warmth in a way rarely heard in the tech-house field. Rolling percussion sits above an absorbing bassline as effects and field recordings zip in and out of the mix. The orchestral elements of Joes education shine through on many of his productions. It is obvious where his skills lie when listening to songs like this.