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Wolf & Lamb - Versus
12" Vinyl
£5.99

Wolf & Lamb

Versus

Wolf+Lamb

Released: 1st July 2016 | 4 track house ep

The eight tracks on 'Versus' exemplify a remarkable cross-pollination of genres, a true testament to the intense, 'it takes a village' spirit of collaboration among the artists in the Wolf & Lamb aquarium.

The LP kicks off with Real Love, an electronic duet with San Francisco's PillowTalk. A sparse, airy kick and lackadaisical, scale-climbing bass line complement a vocoder-drenched croon, evoking nothing less than an R&B version of Aphex Twin's Selected Ambient Works. In the album's next track, Fo Porter, butter soft vocals from Voices of Black (I want it/I need it/I just can't get enough/I hold it/I squeeze it/I just won't give it up) complement lush orchestral arrangements, doing for hip-hop inflected dance music what Metro Area does for disco.

In The Morning, an after the after party, hands to the air entry into the house of god, will instantly conjure up for those lucky enough to have visited the Marcy the familiar image of Gadi's hands feeling up the wall in ecstasy while Zev soldiers through the groove. Weekend Affair, perhaps the real standout of an all-round exemplary album, punctuates stuttering, oscillating synths with a ferocious cowbell and moaned vocals, continuing a long-standing New York tradition of sexualized Downtown funk.

The gorgeous Serpentine, with it's kettle-drum compression worthy of Phil Collins's In the Air Tonight and atmospheric vocals from French chanteuse Rap Lisa, is rounded out by the it's a perfect ending to the album, a moment of calm before the sharks, always on the move, start circling again.