Pursuit Grooves

91 Fellows

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Following the death of her grandfather, Vanese Smith diverted from her already left-field work as Pursuit Grooves with two EPs of cinematic dub under the alter ego 91 Fellows (the other one being a digital EP titled Terrapin SkyDome). The 12" released by Deepblak displays her sound at its most somber and detached, with tracks like "Lions Lawn" featuring nonmusical sounds looped into rhythms that feel strangely suspended in midair, and surrounded by nature sounds and disembodied voices. Nearly everything is shrouded in shimmering layers of echo and reverb, giving it all a ghostly, dreamlike quality. Haunting, immersive, and deeply introspective, the EP is one of Smith's best works.

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