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Lewis Parker

Release The Stress

King Underground
Availiable at last on 12" this is a sublime track as you'd expect from the relocated Lewis Parker. The arrangement here is up there with Adrian Younge — gorgeous Isaac Hayes flutes riding a groove so wide and deep and suggestive it's like the Delfonics circa 1971. The details that pop off are key — little whorls of wah-wah guitar, strings shimmering and gliding inbetween little peals of horns and dissonant Rhodes peals. I just wish LP's vocal could've been bought to the centre of the mix more — so engrossed do you get by the arrangement you have to rewind to remember the verbals. Still a great 12" that should be in your rack and in your bag now.
7.5