The Bristol-based artist Bordland epitomizes his Dimentique label as a producer filled with surprises and a ear to the eclectic. Unafraid at playing with genres, both Bordland and Dimentique have revealed a distinctive catalog held together within the rein of thoughtful deep house. The new Home EP offers three expressive tracks from Bordland, each presenting a lush, dreamily produced sound. "Home" is filled with spacey atmospheric synths and pulsing pads over the direct rhythms, creating a lovely, emotional vibe. "Switch It" also features Bordland's filtered, warm chords, this time accompanied by a more traditional house rhythm track and a hint of a 'lounge' style. "Finale", which was previewed early last year but is only now fully realized, applies the aesthetics of the EP to a gentle, slo-mo 'dubstep' feel. There's a skillful use of tension, as the sound rises to subtle blasts of synths and rhythm punches. Bordland's Home EP succeeds in transmitting an exquisite message to the dance floor.
Nick Holder - "I'm digging this!"
Tensnake - "The title track is nice."
Tom Lown (Savoir Faire / Lost My Dog) - "Nice, refreshing stuff. 'Switch It' is the one for me."
Lil' Mark (Great Lakes Audio) - "I'm really loving 'Finale'."
Tyler Stadius (Deepsite / Dialtone Records) - "Good summer grooves here."
Distant People (Foliage / Seamless) - "Deep and twisted yet full of soul."
Blueshift (French Express / Nurvous Records) - "Super deepness! 'Switch It' really stands out for me with the bendy stabs."
Chris Udoh (Tigerhook) - "I love the warm vibey grooves … excellent stuff."
Vincent Kwok - "Excellent deep stuff."
DJ Di Costa (MoodyLushious Influences) - "Excellent release once again. Outstanding work by Bordland … all three of the tracks in the EP are remarkable, especially 'Finale' which totally nails it for me."
Adam Warped (Whiskey Pickle / Strange Days) - "'Finale' is exactly the mellow eclectic vibe that i'm continually searching for to play."
Jero Nougues (Savoir Faire Musique / DeepClass Records) - "Loving 'Home' … sounds fantastic, really."
Jean Jérome (Radio FG / Kut 'N' Paste) - "This EP is just splendid!"