Premiere: A1 – Herbert Vincent – Visual Path [ELM1014]

Herbert Vincent EP

Having recently delved into the realms of digital, the highly regarded Elephant Moon label returns back to wax. With John Dimas at the helm, it is no surprise these records have become somewhat sought after. This catalogue of colours has become a firm fixture in the discerning record collectors library. The latest in the spectrum comes from Herbert Vincent, stepping up to release his first vinyl only.

Although little is known of the artist, Vincent’s introduction to the scene comes in the form of a well-primed package. His Genuine EP is packed with five originals, a showcase well worthy of a debut.

‘Visual Path’ opens the record. Little time is wasted in the EP’s introduction, a high energy builder from the off. Clappy percussion taps gently but rapid, while a swinging snare keeps the class. But it’s the pulsating rhythm that really brings this one to life. The acid-tinged bassline dominates with a constant growl that would vibrate any dancefloor, whilst delicate melodies exchange softly above. This balance of naughty and nice might have fallen for release at just the right time of the year.

Continuing the exploration into the record the vibe shifts, diving deeper into the intergalactic realms for which Elephant Moon is known. Cosmic chords blend with the garage basslines of ‘Outlet’ and ‘Mase’ offering floaty, friendly feels. ‘Genuine’ on B2 brings with it a dreamy euphoria, before ’The Globe’ closes out the record with a deep, murky vibe sporting subtle flavours of electro.

Herbert Vincent must be pleased with this one, a solid debut and addition to the Elephant Moon collection. Buy the record from or Juno.

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