Forlove is San Francisco's Jasper Speicher, the latest addition to the Roam Recordings family. Specializing in deeply authentic and retro-touched music for physically dancing while mentally drifting away, Jasper conceived Forlove as a solo project after time spent playing in a number of Bay Area bands. In fact, his Missing Persons EP is the debut release for Forlove, despite its confident and distinctly otherworldly sound. The title track sets the tone with squelchy synths and dramatic sections playing the line between twisted and lovely. "Deep Eyes" brings on '80s influences in structure and style, and includes splashes of tasteful vocals from Forlove himself. The slinky deep house feel of "Softshell Hard" follows, featuring some clever change-ups and bass bounces, while "Iraklia" is a spacier number that feels like a secret sonic treasure pulled from an underground cave. Forlove fits right in with the Roam Recordings roster and the always compelling San Francisco sound … it's ready for spins.
Jamie Jones (Hot Creations) - "This sounds cool."
Gemini Brothers (Skint / Nein) - "'Deep Eyes' is a damn great track. Fantastic release … just fantastic."
Massimiliano Pagliara (Live At Robert Johnson) - "Groovy acidic tunes."
Larry Tee - "Nice ones!"
Rune Lindbæk (Drum Island) - "'Deep Eyes' is the one for me."
Nadia (Phantasy Sound) - "Yes … cool stuff."
Hardway Bros (A Love From Outer Space) - "I like 'Deep Eyes' a lot."
Chris Massey (Paper Recordings / Electriks) - "Lovely sounding druggy, hypnotic vibes."
Scheibosan (Shanti Roots) - "'Missing Persons' is super … trippy sound."
Sumsuch (Colour and Pitch) - "Brilliant!"
DJ Tomas (Google Play / ForwardEver) - "This comes correct with the early UK, Detroit, and SF tech influences."
Hober Mallow (Mighty Reel Radio Show) - "Great late night tunes. I love that Arpy change-up on 'Iraklia'."
DJ Firefly (Couch Dancing Radio Show) - "Very unique and creative … great bass sounds, too!"
Richard Hardcastle (Solid State / All Out War) - "Excellent EP. I love all four tracks with the opening squelches of 'Missing Persons' placing it ahead by a nose."
Simon Kirk (Stag Beetle Radio Show) - "This is staggering. 'Deep Eyes' is killer … what a release!"