Boomkat Product Review:
Second Circle pull Vancouver’s Yu Su into their fold with a tender, downbeat follow-up to her split tape with CS + Kreme and 12”s for Arcane and PPU
A snug fit for Second Circle, ‘Roll With The Punches’ operates at a woozy slow tempo that’s sweetly buoyant enough to keep dancers on their feet (just about), but also keep ‘em happy on their hiny in a 2nd room sorta way.
The first two songs are collaborations, firstly with Michelle Helene Mackenzie providing dreamily outta earshot vocals in the new age shimmy of ‘Little Birds, Moonbath’, before Pender Street Steppers chime into the sanguine, dusky balm of ‘Tipu’s Tiger’.
Left to her own devices, Yu Su drifts off to paddle in slow running waters in ‘Of Yesterday’ with lovely percussion and burbling, ‘The Ultimate Which Manages The World’ tests out a delicious sort of satinet ambient pop recalling that ace Frank Harris & Maria Marquez album, and ‘Words Without Sound’ feels like a Don’t DJ piece wilting under the sun.