Boomkat Product Review:
Ease back with Dean Blunt on a rare, lowkey solo trip, curling up two H-pop / weightless soul bewts for late nights in with red wine and moonrocks.
They’re both some of the gentlest works in his catalogue of recent years, hearkening back to the gauziest aspects of Hype Williams or perhaps an expansion of his wistful LP interludes, which leads us to two conclusions; they’re either archival recordings or just a necessary salve for the times. Either way they’re dead sweet.
On the A-side’s As Long As Ropes Unravel Fake Rolex Will Travel he binds effervescent guitar licks and ear worming vocal loop to conjure something like Steve Reich and Vini Reilly on a lazy sunday, meddling with loop pedals while lounging on a balcony overlooking London. FUNKTION on the other hand, swipes away the vocal to leave behind salty, saturated traces of a purely guitar-based piece, recalling Last American Hero era James Ferraro meets beautifully maudlin Loren Connors in the process. Last Brexit Hero, anyone?