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Michael Cassette - Temporarity

Release Date
20 x50 Anjunadeep 29 November 2010
Life hasn't always been easy for Michael Cassette. In a life of sadness, this 80s-inspired electronic producer seeks refuge in his studio; basking in the bright, neon sparkle of retro synths and soaking up the warm embrace of classic analogue grooves.

Since emerging with the huge 'Shadow's Movement' in 2007, he has become a revered force amongst electronic music lovers who yearn for the nostalgic feel-good factor of the 80s. DJs like Eric Prydz, James Zabiela, Laurent Garnier and SOS have all lauded his unique ability to transform past musical memories into moments of contemporary club magic, disco blogs and dance music bibles (Mixmag, DJMagazine and iDJ) have given him glowing reviews, while Anjunadeep continue to celebrate him as their most unique and promising studio talent.

Both reassuringly familiar and assuredly fresh, Michael Cassette's 'Temporarity' is the perfect blend of uplifting 80s sounds and ultra-clean production sensibilities. A complete and cohesive journey, it begins on the progressive cosmic boogie of 'My Name Is Michael Cassette' before sweeping us up in the familiar synth-disco bliss of 'Shadows Movement'. A cover of Miami Vice's iconic soundtrack 'Crockett's Theme' is like a smooth, sugary shot of Floridan sunshine to the ear, while vocal moments like 'Through The Windows' and 'Nevermore' touch on the classic 80s tradition of classy synth-pop.

There are progressive club sounds too in the bittersweet glow of 'Magneta Sunset', the uplifting 'Zeppelin' and the hypnotic flutters of 'Kilimanjaro', while forthcoming single 'Ghost In The Machine' -- released in November alongside a Spirit Catcher remix -- is another Michael Cassette classic in the making. Showing off the producer's versatility, the album closes on some sombre Tangerine Dream-esque electronica in the emotive 'Funeralia'.

Like the distant memories that inspire them, each track unravels more and more the deeper it progresses. Progressively shifting melodies dance across the speakers. Sparkling synths reflect off each other. Each arrangement glows with life and creativity. It's the unique and instantly recognisable sound of Michael Cassette. And 'Temporarity' is the perfect introduction.