2023, 2×12″ LP, Alleviated Records.
Larry Heard once said that he stumped upon his trademark dusty deep house sound rather by mistake – he was simply trying to recreate the instrumental disco of his childhood on the limited machinery he had available at the time. Either way, he went on to explore and exploit its most spiritual and spine-tinging aspects across a faultless discography that often looks to the cosmos for inspiration. That is true of this second volume of his Around The Sun album on his own Alleviated Records. It’s another fine showcase of Chicago house, deep house, jazz and r&b that is utterly timeless. – Juno