Boomkat Product Review:
Closer Musik's classic 2002 album, proper boundary-stretching stuff pre-dating classic Dj Koze, Villalobos etc and essentially creating a new language for demented electronic pop music.
'Closer Dancer’ sets us off; low slung rhythms, like powting, slow acid, but burning with an oh so nonchalant vocal deployed on top. ‘Departures’ has a wondrous analogue warmth to it, when the strings and hi-hats kick in, the shift is like Carl Craig at his best. ‘Last’ toughens up the beat, scattering rimshots and deep toms with nods to classic Detroit, but altogether more developed and unique.
By way of contrast, ‘Ride’ drops us into zero gravity - a mesmerising trip, while ‘Mir’ shares ideas with early Chicago acid, but finds a new way - rejecting formula and instead forging ahead.
An underrated classic for the ages.