Noc­tur­nal Sun­shine ★★★ I/Am/Me

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC REVIEWS - JIM CAR­ROLL

Maya Jane Coles ap­par­ently doesn’t care for idle hours. This full-length al­bum is the lat­est in a long line of the pro­ducer’s re­leases, remixes, col­lab­o­ra­tions and, of course, high-rank­ing club and fes­ti­val ap­pear­ances. Noc­tur­nal Sun­shine is a cou­ple of rooms away from Coles’ usual tech-house main­stream lean­ings, where slo-mo, down­tempo, broody bass gets to reign supreme and cast its spell. Ho­tel and Close are full of melan­cholic splen­dour, each track ben­e­fit­ing from Coles’s per­fectly fi­nessed tex­tures and tones. There are times when she pushes the tempo and mood closer to the day-job: Take Me There comes armed with a mes­meris­ing grooves, while the col­lab­o­ra­tion with Ch­elou on Be­lieve is a canny de­light. But mostly Noc­tur­nal Sun­shine is where Coles tries out her more ex­per­i­men­tal fare. face­­tur­nal­sun­shi­ne­of­fi­cial

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