The Terje serves up 2 new disco flava'd house chuggers- Touched by the hand of Todd "Drumroll, please"New 12-Inch with original productions since" Ragysh, Bonysh and Snooze 4 Love
For a fleeting moment at the start of "Ragysh," as the pings of the CR-78 (whose affecting sound is explored further in the "Bonysh" beats) slide into the foreground, you forget that this isn't a cheeky Tango edit of Blondie or Phil Collins for once. But then, with aplomb, comes that sound—that signature Scandanavian synth. It bounces along as you bob your head, patiently gathering the momentum that leads to its blissful melodic breakdown. Here, shooting stabs and rainbow arps shower down from cosmic chops on high.
"Ragysh" is a sure-footed return. "Snooze 4 Love," however, is a giant leap forward. It's both epic and beautiful, similar in effect to Oni Ayhun's wolf-stamped record of two years ago. The overarching cadence—its contours mapped by arpeggiated fireflies in ascendance—has all the sentimental qualities of a summer-defining theme, a reference point for future lapses into nostalgia. For those who want to imagine what this might sound like through the gauze of memory right now, close your eyes and absorb the hazy, codeine-addled "Version."