Originally debuting on Well Rounded Records’ Housing Project sub-label back in 2012 with the ‘Mauve 12?’, the UK’s Leon Vynehall has just released his second EP for Martyn’s 3024 – a reflection of his dedication and versatility in this mini-LP ‘Music For The Uninvited’. Seven jazz-flecked productions actually recorded straight to cassette, the “EP” (more like an album) shows us that Vynehall doesn’t lack confidence, with the opening of the release, ‘Inside The Deku Tree’, being a beatless, synth-and-strings mini-symphony – something polarising compared to his Aus Music release last year, for instance. The EP is said to be a seven-track collection of tracks supposedly inspired by rides to school in his mother’s car as a child, where he would listen to “mixed hip-hop, funk & electro tapes, Janet Jackson albums, Style Council and Stiff Little Fingers”. It offers an unusually cozy take on house music, and for me, it’s been one of the most eclectic and rewarding records I’ve hear all year.
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