- Release Date 2014-09-22
- Label Numbers
- Catalog NMBRS28
On his first album, Redinho finds the perfect solution to being out of step creating his own world to fit into. Across 15 tracks, including acclaimed past singles Searching and Stay Together, Redinho conjures up visions of the deep sea, deep space, notsodeep jacuzzi parties and everything between, binding them together into an aesthetic that's both stylish and starryeyed. Drum machinedriven 80s funk is a key influence here, as it always has been with Redinho and Numbers, but where Redinho excels is how sublimely he combines it with other genres: the 'hey' chants and drum patterns of
Atlanta hiphop on Playing with Fire, Detroit techno on Shem, the freeform dreamscapes of Bubbles, 707driven Chicago house on Going Nowhere and downtrodden electronica on Say I Want You.
It only takes a few tracks to realise that Redinhos studied the 80s, and the sounds and dynamics that make that style work, but this is far from a throwback album. With a masterful modern sheen and links to contemporary pop and hiphop, its hard to imagine it being released any time but now.