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One album that I’ve been holding out for ever since its announcement (and after hearing the My Old School EP, knowing that, one day, he’d have to present us with a full-length of some kind) is John Talabot’s debut LP, fin.

One of those rare house releases that purposefully avoids existing in any particular time frame, it eschews immediacy by slowly and patiently building itself up under waves of liquid tension and sun kissed melodies. Borrowing greatly from the ’90s Ibiza house scene, as well as using the more minimal tendencies of Europe’s more mysterious stalwarts, the Barcelona based artist has crafted one of those rare and magical albums where everything  seems to work comfortably unperturbed with its surroundings or context. As a teaser for the night ahead, it’s a tantalizing call to arms; as the afternoon medication it’s simply sublime. Best served under a  scorching sun with partners close at hand.

‘Last Land’ represents the pinnacle of Talabot’s production talents, featuring perhaps one of the most creative loops this side of The Field. It holds the kind of melody that house producers just seem to avoid these days, as if they’re afraid at creating a kind of anthem that they won’t be able to contain. For Talabot however, this kind of thing just seems to come naturally to him.

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You can purchase fin through Permanent vacation here.





Deviant.
02.07.12
Will have a review for this out in the next day or two

Lucid
02.07.12
First amazing electronic release of 2012. Everyone check this shit.

StreetlightRock
02.07.12
Ha, Talabot was playing at the Laneway festival the other day, and as we walked past to leave, the poor guy was playing to about an audience of 12 people. Been looking forward to this since his Delorean remixes.

Bloodbirds
02.07.12
Brilliant.

klap
02.07.12
Pitchfork repping this hard. like the song

captaincrunch11
02.07.12
This is excellent.

AliW1993
02.07.12
I'm gonna listehn to this later, I like what I've heard so far.

pizzamachine
02.07.12
Cool song.

Yotimi
02.07.12
Awesome song. Blew me away really

AliW1993
02.07.12
Albums pretty great, 3.5 for now, may grow with repeated listens.

Acanthus
02.07.12
Loving his choice of drum kits on this.

taylormemer
02.07.12
"the poor guy was playing to about an audience of 12 people."

lolololololol

Deviant.
02.07.12
From what I heard there were only about 20 people at Laneway though

DoubtGin
02.08.12
hipsters

Rev
02.09.12
Second half is goddamn incredible

Yuma310
02.10.12
so chill

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