Boomkat Product Review:
Radical "knackered house” inversions released almost a decade ago and imitated countless times, to our mind most notably by Low on 'Double Negative’.
Released as the second in a two part volley that started with ‘Passed Me By’, ‘We Stay Together’ is a 6 track / half hour re-wiring of House and Techno templates into something slow, sludgy, organic - more or less without precedent. Back when it was first released in 2011, the common assumption was that these tracks were cut at the wrong speed, surely no one could make dancefloor music at this sort of crawling tempo?
Theo Parrish had done a similar thing with house music many years earlier, but while his emphasis was on a kind of sensual pacing, 'We Stay Together' is an altogether more terrifying proposition; tracks steeped in layers of sludge - you have to work hard to follow their asymmetric trajectories, to adjust your eyes to the light.