Here it is! It’s been around 12 month since his last outing proper, the long awaited return of Black Acre’s big gun is here and this time he’s enlisted the assistance of young blood Alby Daniels. As usual FMF displays his polygenre beatmaking abilities yet manages to deliver a sound so distinctively his, it’s instantly recognizable.
Pascal’s Chorus opens the door with a strong dose of melancholic house, the pulsing 4×4 and scattershot percussion giving way to open atmospherics, and the bittersweet soul of Alby Daniels. Never one to stay in one place “Speak Nuh” delivers a grime inflected riddim selection acting as the engine room to carry esoteric chords, vocal snippets and ghostly voices. “San’en” another FMF and Alby D combo going for gold, a stripped and brave vocal loiters about woozy drag house groove with skewed pop sensibilities. Finally Yesterday’s fall caps off the EP with a step into FM Fox’s dreamscape, soothing melodies wash over the pumping junkyard drummer with Alby in rude form.
Artist: Fantastic Mr Fox
Title: San‘en EP
Format: 12” & Digital
Label: Black Acre
Release: 4 June 2012
A. Pascal’s Chorus feat Alby Daniels
B. Speak Nuh
C. San’en feat Alby Daniels
D. Yesterdays Fall feat Alby Daniels