John Roberts (3) ‎– Glass Eights

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Tracklist

Lesser
Navy Blue
Ever Or Not
Dedicated
Interlude (Telephone)
Porcelain
August
Went
Glass Eights

Versions (3)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
dial LP 22 John Roberts (3) Glass Eights(2x12", Album) Dial dial LP 22 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
dial CD 22 John Roberts (3) Glass Eights(CD, Album) Dial dial CD 22 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
dial CD 22 John Roberts (3) Glass Eights(CD, Promo) Dial dial CD 22 Germany 2010 Sell This Version

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3Dman

3Dman

June 26, 2013
referencing Glass Eights, 2x12", Album, dial LP 22
"Pruned" is on the Mirror 12". This happens quite frequently that a track doesn't fit on the LP due to time constraints and is then available on an accompanying single.
ofm1k

ofm1k

April 12, 2013
referencing Glass Eights, 2x12", Album, dial LP 22

I love this album, but i really do not understand why one of the best tracks (in my opinion) of it, "Pruned", is not included on the vinyl version.
player

player

May 4, 2012
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Glass Eights, CD, Album, dial CD 22

As a debut this is an incredible accomplished journey into modern deep house and more, with enough common ground that balances both electronic tenderness and dancefloor grooves that will please all those who desire quality deep absorbing music. John Robert's uses creativity in creating an interesting form of classically-formed style of deep padded Chicago house with occasional use of techno, while at times accompanied by some well placed acoustic arrangements using graceful piano sweeps and also bassy cello; this bringing a human touch with an almost cinematic feel to the already captivating electronic house rhythms and grooves which themselves are also interestingly sometimes off-key and even occasionally dark - adding that extra layer of immersion to the music. Tracks elegantly lean on to each other across the album as John's unique musical detail and atmosphere is carried over from track to track, retaining the pace and mood of the previous track, while still managing to add new sounds with creativity and variations on each individual track with excellent effect that retain a wonderful flow from previous to next track. As a album, Glass Eights, never loses that important deep focus or musical direction that keeps this album feeling magical and fully complete as a whole to the very end with its essential engrossing and interesting form of deep-house. ..A truly unique and excellent release!

scoundrel

scoundrel

May 10, 2011
referencing Glass Eights, CD, Album, dial CD 22

Though John Roberts' compositions sound simple -- a piano chord here, a beat there -- it's the simplicity that makes them explode. From the first track off GLASS EIGHTS, "Lesser," you can hear how he structures a few piano lines into something deep and emotive. Similarly, "Ever Or Not" sounds crystalline and fragile, though it doesn't shatter once the beat kicks in. "Dedicated" takes the tones down several octaves and introduces some woozy synths, while the reversed sounds of "Navy Blue" add a surreal touch before the other layers seep in. "Pruned" has a loping beat, like a dog missing a leg, while the gentle loops that starts off "August" soon morph into stabs of sound. "Went" has the trappings of a symphonic jazz track with its plucked bass and strings, and "Glass Eights" closes the album back on a deep house tip. Marvelous.
amaryllis

amaryllis

January 21, 2011
referencing Glass Eights, 2x12", Album, dial LP 22

D2 samples "Flying Fingers" by Motorbass (1996).
mystic2975

mystic2975

August 8, 2010
edited over 6 years ago
referencing Glass Eights, CD, Promo, dial CD 22

Ok, so I gave this album the time that it deserved before posting this. I must say, without a doubt, this album is going to hurt many, many people. It's off the charts. John Roberts steps up to the plate BIG and swings for the fence. He doesn't fan, that's for sure.

Every track is carefully crafted; they're robust compositions. Not polished disposable turds. I'm going to spare you the chatter about chords and pads, keys and melodies. Do yourself a favor and buy this album. It's deep as f***!

Update: solid interview at Amoeba's blog w/ John Roberts: http://bit.ly/jrobertsinterview