Next up on Creme Organization is Gavin Guthrie Aka TX Connect with a searing double album of analogue tracks aimed at the dancefloor. It follows Dallas man Guthrie's excellent outings on Dixon Avenue Basement Jams, L.I.E.S. and other efforts on Bad Mums Club and again showcases his classic Midwest style run through with plenty of acid goodness.
Up first is 'Soundtrack 909', a deep and melodically rich house affair that sooths your soul before '00707' gets rough, jagged and angst with its off time cowbells, brooding hi hats and ever more frantic acid. 'Palm Sunday' then explores more cosmic beat territory in playful, colourful style and 'Metroplex Jaxx' is a rugged, dystopian and foreboding acid jam with plenty of occult melody work buried deep within.
'Aqua Finess' is a wholly malfunctioning acid machine very much doing its own weird thing and on the last side of this double vinyl pack, 'Desmond's Obsession' plays with whacked out electro aesthetics and 'Haddonfield, IL' leaves you on a dour and downbeat note thanks to its crawling synths and lumpy hooks.
Overall, this is an expansive and expressive double pack from TX Connect that has more than been the wait.
Dig the lukewarm reactions from the cognoscenti:
"interesting but not really all for me, but palm sunday is amazing, will use it!"
Marko Nastic (Radio B92 / Exit Festival, Belgrade)
"Another palette of bangers - top work."
Owain Kimber (Innate, Cardiff)
"All amazing although Palm Sunday is the Bomb"
Stephen Brown (Indigo Aera/Realtime)
Kuczera (Intergalactic FM, heerlen)
"thank you for the music!"
Dj T (GET PHYSICAL MUSIC GMBH, Berlin)
"909 is a sweet groove, like it!"
Michel De Hey
"Solid stuff, plenty I can play!"
"Cool analogue electro as usual."
"well put together but probably not for me on balance. cheers"
James Fox / Severn Beach
"nice varied acid ep, we really like Aqua Finess!"
AnD (Horizontal Ground / Inner Surface Music)
"Downloading the full release to have a proper listen"
Ksoul (Ksoul & MuteOscillator, TORINO)
"Solid stuff! "
"nice one! Snappy, 00707 & soundtrack 909!"
"Awesome stuff. Loads I can play here. "
Lakker / Eomac