I didn't quite know what to expect from this album. I did have high hopes, given the caliber of vocalists (Lisa Shaw, Julee Cruise, Chantel Claret, Wendy Starland), and I'm a fan of vocals in electronic music, but usually only on house tracks. But I'm also a drum and bass fan at my core, so imagine my surprise when this album starts and it's d 'n b with vocals!
Unlike typical d 'n b productions with their uber-bass and reverb, Ror-Shak tones it down, letting the melodious toplines and vocals shine. It's an ethereal feeling, listening to album; the underlying drums and bass keep a consistent uptempo beat while the vocals are a few beats slower. The result is like that of a person's heart racing out of control, while maintaining a normal conversation. Tres trippy.
Stand-out tracks on this album include "Lisa's Song" (I'm a huge Lisa Shaw fan), "Be There," "Love & Pride," and "Window Pain." Deep has filled a necessary void in my collection. Perfect for rainy nights when cuddling with a special someone. Just press 'play' and hold each other – no conversation necessary.