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Fresh off his debut album release for Dekmantel, Joey Anderson serves up his first three-course offering for TANSTAAFL PLANETS, a platter that took over two years to cook up. Following a breath-taking performance at the label’s showcase night at Tresor in 2012 (Anderson’s first European gig, in fact), TANSTAAFL head John Osborn approached the New Jersey producer to give his Berlin imprint a piece of Anderson’s unmistakable vibe, one that is heady and submersive, without ever resorting to the clichés of deep house.
“Head Down Arms Buddha Position” is the floor filler of the bunch, with a jacking rhythm and trade mark melodies, described by Resident Advisor as “mile-wide synth patches.” “Tears Can’t Bring You Near” slows the pace without dulling the fearlessness of this singular talent. But the real pleaser is “You Gave Me Life Again,” which brandishes an accordion swell that is positively inspired.
“Head Down Arms Buddha Position” is set for release Nov 10, in the meantime, check out some snippets here.