Bobby Browser’s human counterpart, Andre Ferreira, decamped to Brooklyn last year after nearly a decade in San Francisco but his Pacific moods and Portuguese slang remain undiminished. Clubspinning is his latest EP, culled from a series of 2013 sessions based around a Yamaha SU700 Sampling Unit, the tracks “selected to represent the most unique and memorable performances during that time.” Mission accomplished. “Clubspinning” and “No Attachments” are deluxe glitterball glides, soft-lensed and silk-spun; “Manchester” boasts a prowling bass line dubbed with synthetic flute and Factory samples; and “Go 90” is a ghostly soul-in-the-rain comedown, misted in piano, voice, and percussion. That tracks this sculpted arose via hardware intuition is beyond impressive – limitations turned hyperfocus. This is Browser at his best, strobing but smooth, four gems of elegant smiley face minimalism.
released May 12, 2015
Mixed by Matthew Patterson Curry at Transmitter Park Studios in Greenpoint, BK.
Mastered by Eric Hanson at Maven in Los Angeles.
Center label artwork by Primo Pitino.