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Low Line Relay / Sea Legs
Album:Sea Legs Collection:General
Artist:Low Line Relay Added:09/2013
Label:Audio Parallax 

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Add Date:2013-09-29 Pull Date:2013-12-01 Charts:RPM/Electronica
Week Ending:24 Nov

 Recent Airplay
1.Nov 23, 2013:Music Casserole
The Bass Player, Below The Surface

Album Review
Andrew Serna
Reviewed 2013-09-24 
Low Line Relay: Sea Legs Label: Audio Parallax

This is a really enjoyable, listenable electronica album from Low Line Relay (a.k.a. Leo O'Callaghan) . You can call it "beat-down", "slow house", "sci-fi disco", "space-jazz" - it's all good. Low Line uses richly layered synths to lay out the sci-fi vibe, taking you to some far-out places. But in some ways, I tended to prefer the more stripped-down, less-is-more approach on the soulful tracks. My picks are: #1 ("Below the Surface"), #5 ("The Bass Player"), #8 ("Ties up in Knots"), and #10 ("Silver Screen").

01. "Below The Surface" - Like two tracks in one. Starts soulful & gritty, "beatdown house" with sexy vocals, then goes into a space-y funky vibe with snappy drums.
02. "Pushed To The Limit" - Sci-fi jazz over crackly textures and chillout grooves - a psychedelic guitar improv is featured prominently.
03. "Spiral" - Multi-layered synth-heavy track with a sort of 80s space-y disco vibe
04. "Slave To The Grind" - Super-rich synth layers building up and taking you to far-out plac"es.
05. "The Bass Player" - Starts subtle and chilled out, introspective disco-soul, then gets a bit more dreamy as the synths build up. Love that vocal loop.
06. "Afterglow" - Synth-heavy sci-fi funk/disco that meanders and gets goofy at points
07. "Solid Sun" - Crackly, spacey, chill tempo, with occasional bursts of applause
08. "Ties Up In Knots" - A bit "less-is-more" approach - chilled-out synths, slower beat, an occasional female ooh-ahh-ing, breaking things down to soulful essentials
09. "Travelling Light" - Buzzy synth swirls, slow funky bass, female vocal "uh-huh"s. Simple but good.
10. "Silver Screen" - Blissful & airy. Bubbling chimes, a low bassy beat. Relaxed pianos.
11. "Altitude" - Loose and spacey interlude - some beats, loops, live crowd effect, and some spoken words
12. "Foresight" - A quickie little synth play
13. "Knackered Out" - Analog blurps and some static

Track Listing
1.Below The Surface 7.Solid Sun
2.Pushed To The Limit 8.Ties Up In Knots
3.Spiral 9.Travelling Light
4.Slave To The Grind 10.Silver Screen
5.The Bass Player 11.Altitude
6.Afterglow 12.Foresight
 13.Knackered Out