Voyeur - Rain Away EP - Madhouse

Voyeur – Rain Away EP – Madhouse

March 12, 2014

British duo Voyeur will drop the ‘Rain Away’ EP via Kerri Chandler’s Madhouse imprint this March, a three track single of soul drenched house music.

Benson Herbert & Leo Picking aka Voyeur made their debut on Kerri Chandler’s MadTech back in 2012 with ‘Blame It On The Youth’, the pair’s relationship with Kerri has now developed into a mentor – protégé dynamic and 2014 will see them fully embedded in the MadTech / Madhouse family. Since their debut release the duo have been tagged as ‘Stars of 2013’ by Mixmag, played supporting sets for acts like Frankie Knuckles and Cassy, through to Disclosure and Julio Bashmore, earned support from BBC Radio 1 DJ’s Annie Mac, Pete Tong and Heidi and maintained a busy touring schedule across Europe.

Opening the single is title track ‘Rain Away’, a smooth atmospheric slice of house embracing a low- slung and dubby aesthetic. The duo laid the foundations with an insistent organic rhythm, while tension building atmospherics, warbling electric piano licks, ambient recordings and sporadic vocal stabs paint the bigger picture. The end result is a stunning composition truly embodying the sound of Madhouse. To follow Voyeur offer up ‘Miles Away’, the pair tip the focus towards a jazz-laced house groove this time, playing off intricate piano melodies, blues style vocals, cosseting strings and natural percussion. Again the result is a classy piece of work and telling of Voyeur’s musical knowledge with its undeniably intelligent feel.

Finally to close the release we have ‘Gone Away’, which maintains the soulful feel of the preceding cuts, yet instilling a more bass-heavy approach with the low-end and crunchy drums driving the record as delayed sax licks and reverberated key chords softly glide around the arrangement. Rounding off an elegant and sophisticated package brilliantly.

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