RESTLESS SPHERES MEMPHIS INDUSTRIES, OUT NOW Trip-hop revisionist re-emerges from deep sleep.
A nine-year break in any career suggests a crisis of confidence, though North London producer Andrew Dragazis has instead described his protracted absence since 2007’ s First Steps Into… as a “hibernation”. If the world around him has changed much since then, his richly layered chill-out has undergone a slower evolution and would still form the perfect soundtrack if he lapses back into a slumber. The folk-tinged Vision Day and cinematic D-Day, on which he forms an unlikely alliance with pop-classical violinist Eos Counsell, again show Dragazis to be a skilful manipulator of moods. But for all the tastefully understated harmonies and lush orchestration there are times his beats could use a shot of caffeine.
Listen To: Alight Here | D-Day