Stories Of Prison

by Timothy J Fairplay

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The welcome return of one of the first artists on the label, again looking at the deeper, more introspective sounds his solo mission were known for.

Expanding across a 6 track mini-LP this is as dark and brooding as you’d hope from TJF.

The release of Somebody, Somewhere (ERS002) really helped shape the feel and sound of Emotional Response in its infancy. In another way it helped Timothy step away from being known as engineer extraordinaire to the likes of Andrew Weatherall and Daniel Avery and to establish him as a proper solo artist with his own, particular musical vision.

Now a fully established solo artist with releases across a myriad of labels, DJ gigs across the globe and also being co-owner of the Crimes Of The Future label, Timothy returns to Emotional Response with a mini-LP of brooding intensity. We start with the tough The Quay, where his more expansive House and

Techno productions of late are glimpsed on a dubbed out dance floor, before his increasing interest in break beats is again examined on the self-explanatory Unexplained Intergalactic Radio Bursts. It is however, the deep, deep heavy synth cuts Salamoor that sees a full return to the sound Timothy was first associated with, all late night keys and (space) echo percussion.

This is seen again later on Night Ferry and the classic closing track, Is It Wrong?, however before that is the title cut, Stories Of Prison. A full on bump along dark streets, this has a deathly kick that shakes bones. It’s easy to throw lines like Carpenter and Goblin, arpeggios and horror lines, but it’s all here in his own inimitable way.

A welcome look at TFJ. The future offers more to come, but sometimes it’s good to go back.

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released January 10, 2015

All songs written and produced by Timothy J Fairplay.

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