Make Mistakes head honcho Roy England teams up with pianist AC Jones to deliver The Shadow Gallery, a sprawling, hypnotic love letter to the dance floor. Music for the modern dance floor, with classic flare, and its heart on its sleeve.
From High On You, to Wayfaring at the end, The Shadow Gallery delivers a cohesive, focused musical journey. But, We Can Make It delivers best on the albums promise. Classic house grooves and bass propel the track forward, with AC’s piano weaving a melodic counterpoint to the relentless dance floor hustle.
While the front half of The Shadow Gallery begs for the afterhours sweatbox, the back half delivers peak hour party cuts for lovers. Anchored in the middle by the title track, The Shadow Gallery, a tune that would sit comfortably in any epic house journey. By crafting such a smooth progression through the collaboration, Shadow Gallery works just as well as sit down, and listen to some true pros bringing their skills together in a way that feels evokes the ghostly spirit of dance music’s past, while creating a modern sound for discerning ears.
“We have no idea, now, of who or what the inhabitants of our future might be. In that
sense, we have no future. Not in the sense that our grandparents had a future, or
thought they did. Fully imagined cultural futures were the luxury of another day, one in
which 'now' was of some greater duration. For us, of course, things can change so
abruptly, so violently, so profoundly, that futures like our grandparents' have
insufficient 'now' to stand on. We have no future because our present is too volatile. ...
We have only risk management. The spinning of the given moment's scenarios. Pattern
― William Gibson, Pattern Recognition
|01||High On You||8:48|
|03||The Shadow Gallery||7:05|
|04||We Can Make It||7:40|
|05||Never Give It Up||8:16|
|07||End Of The Day||7:39|