Boomkat Product Review:
NYC house and techno original, Levon Vincent turns out a 3rd album flush with melodic colour and underlined with signature, sensitive but powerful production values.
As found on the run of 12”s leading up to ‘World Order Music’, Levon has been subtly diversifying his bonds beyond pure 120bpm club grooves in recent years, and here variously dips between smart runs into dreamy ambient house and beatless vignettes as well as electro, trance and synth-pop slanted variations of his trademark vibe.
The 11 tracks add up one of the most optimistic records in Levon’s catalogue, which now spans the past 2 decades, but can’t escape the pull of ‘80s and ‘90s NYC, from deep garage house to warehouse techno via downtown avant-garde and ambient. At least a few of the numbers play into his Steve Reich-gone-techno style with typically rugged, buoyant elegance, while we’re best impressed with the likes of his sublime slow shuffler ’She Likes to Wave At Passing Boats’, and the LP’s most decadent, up-for-it numbers such as ‘Kiss Marry Kill’ with its puckered trance arps, and the cantering darkroom synth-pop/techno hybrid ‘Back To The Grind’.