Homework (4) ‎– Conquered Enemies

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Wolf Music Recordings ‎– WOLFEP027
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Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, EP
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  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A): WOLFEP 027 A FINYL TWEEK "SHANE 2014" MPO
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B): WOLFEP 027 B FINYL TWEEK "SHANE 2014" MPO

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WePlayWax

April 25, 2015
Announced in early spring, scheduled for mid summer and postponed until late autumn, Homework's long-awaited comeback EP dropped last Monday on the amazing high quality imprint Wolf Music. For 'Conquered Enemies', Zip and Tom went back to their deep lush melodic roots and unleashed their strongest arsenal of elements and techniques that gave life and soul to one of their best releases, comparable to the highly acclaimed sought-after 'Hudson Square EP' from 2011.

Just take the title track as example and with it Diane Ross' soothing vocals flowing smoothly over warm Rhodes pads and stabs, crying strings and deep moody bass riffs. Then there's the sorrowful 'Time & Time' that borrows another classic vocal and layers it over funky guitar strings, glistening Wurlitzer notes, sparkling melodies and nostalgic synth lines creating yet another masterpiece that will see countless plays in the following years. Maintaining the overall mood, but taking it much deeper is 'Back To The Masses', a more instrumental arrangement of tight kicks, low-note wide jazz strings, slapped percussions and the trademark savoury piano keys. The recurring guitar riffs and looping vocal chants add a layer of mysticism to an already hypnotic piece of modern deep house music. Completing the package is the the rather mysterious Graham Luckhurst, a regular on Wolf Music since 2011 and one of the three "resident producers" of the label. Greymatter takes the title track for a spin and infuses it with loads of ecstatic momentum, passes it through his trademark raw filter and gets it nice and ready for some much-welcomed dancefloor shenanigans.