John Tejada ‎– The Matrix Of Us

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1 Summer Spell 3:51
2 Genetical Love
Vocals – Carmen Tejada, Divine Styler
3 Disappear 5:10
4 Can't Tell Time Anything 5:26
5 So Strange To Explain 4:58
6 To The Northern Sky 5:16
7 Red Lit Night 4:28
8 Reach For The Lights
Featuring [With] – Arian Leviste
9 Today Can't Be Anymore
Featuring [With] – Arian Leviste
10 Until I Realize 4:47
11 Series Of Meaningful Movements 5:11

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  • Barcode: 5036865001628
  • Matrix / Runout: D8964 FOC 359 CD 01 Technicolor
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L122
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 2320

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March 27, 2018

John Tejada shifts to the defocus label for his second album, THE MATRIX OF US, and true to that label’s aesthetics, “Summer Spell” has a warm, electro shuffle, while the spoken word and operatic vocals on “Genetical Love” act as a counterpoint to the piano and looped string section before the beat kicks in to rein in the proceedings. But “Disappear” goes for an instrumental slide into your aural cavity, and the deeper bass of “Can’t Tell Time Anything” continues the easygoing vibe. The kick drums finally arrive in earnest on “So Strange to Explain” and “Reach for the Lights” though the angular melodies remain. “To the Northern Sky” slows the tempo back down to a drift with a gentle guitar and some scratches, while “Red Lit Night” twinkles with spry synths. “Series of Meaningful Movements” closes the album back on a downtempo, electro note. A definite change of pace from his other work, but his talents still shine through.


October 27, 2015
edited over 4 years ago
more for downtempo listeners then house music lovers