“A Short Distance To Fall” is (I think) the seventh LP release from prolific Brighton based producer/ DJ/ instrumentalist Flevans (aka Nigel Evans). We are promised “electronic via house and trip hop” and an album that’s all about “…getting you back on the good foot“.
I’ll have some of that please!
The album kicks off with some lovely, gentle tracks and samples, winning you over slowly before unleashing some incredibly infectious beats in “Heartaches”. These are quality, feel good tunes at their finest.
Things ramp up with “We Walk Alone” and “I Got Soul” is simply fabulous. I’ll be tracking down the 12″ pronto.
“Wings” is a heartfelt finale and a beautiful way to leave the dance floor.
Featuring no less than five singles, this album delivers on its promise and will have you shuffling about whether you like it or not. DJ skills at their best. If you like The Avalanches, you will love it.
Out today, Friday the 25th November on Jalapeno Records, “A Short Distance To Fall” features the singles ‘It Takes The Whole Day’, ‘In Shadows’, ‘I Got Soul’, ‘Digits’ and ‘We Walk Alone’.
Find Flevans on Bandcamp here.
Review by Breige Cobane