Romare

Love Songs - Part Two

Label Ninja Tune Genre House Cat no. zen234

Double 180 Gram LP housed in black polylined paper inners. Original artwork by Romare screen printed on 5mm spined outer sleeve (black 400gsm popset board)

£21.99

Label Ninja Tune Genre House Cat no. zencd234

£10.99

Label Ninja Tune Genre House Cat no. zen234l

Double LP pressed on limited edition 180 Gram heavyweight white vinyl housed in black polylined paper inners. Original artwork by Romare screen printed on 5mm spined outer sleeve (black 400gsm popset board). MP3 downloads included

£23.99

Archie Fairhurst, aka Romare, gets amorous with his second album. A kind of follow-up or development of his second ever release, a four track EP entitled 'Love Songs: Part One', 'Love Songs: Part Two', explores every nook and cranny of the romantic impulse from dirty sex to religious fervour across ten tracks which develop and expand upon the casual brilliance of his debut, Projections, establishing him as one of the most exciting, confident and distinctive producers in electronic music right now.

Love Songs: Part Two shows him expanding, deepening and developing his techniques. Although sampling from vinyl still plays a key role in his practice, Fairhurst has played much more of the music on this new record, from monophonic synthesisers to his grandmother's recorder and his dad's mandolin, with electric bass, plus a variety of guitars and keyboards taking central roles, too. First single 'Who Loves You?' starts with a hard four-to-the-floor, a tight swirl of strings and the kind of b-line which recalls the greatest moments of punk-funk. 'Come Close To Me' has the sort of unquantized swing which Theo Parrish would be proud of. 'Je T'Aime' comes on as if disco had been invented by the Irish. 'L.U.V' takes a moment of unalloyed beauty and then resolves into a lowdown groove, a kind of unlatched funk which will set pants swinging. 'All Night' is a good-time floorfiller. Album closer 'My Last Affair' is swinging, slinky and trippy by turns. 'Honey' builds from a kind of nursery rhyme simplicity into a psychedelic hymn. All of this packaged with beautiful artwork drawn by Fairhurst himself.

2LP - Double 180 Gram LP housed in black polylined paper inners. Original artwork by Romare screen printed on 5mm spined outer sleeve (black 400gsm popset board). With Download.

2LP+ - LP+ Double LP pressed on limited edition 180 Gram heavyweight white vinyl housed in black polylined paper inners. Original artwork by Romare screen printed on 5mm spined outer sleeve (black 400gsm popset board). With Download.