Given Chris Farrell’s passion for supporting local talent, it was probably only a matter of time before he teased an EP out of fellow Bristol resident Bruce. The Hessle Audio affiliate is on fine form on The Trouble With Wilderness, utilizing both sides of the 12″ to touch on a variety of moods and styles. The title track sits somewhere between throbbing Bristol techno, sparse electronica and drowsy deep house, with Bruce working wonders with only a handful of key elements. On the flip, you’ll find the melancholic, heart-aching ambient chords and field recordings of “Waves (For Yasmin)”, and “Summer’s Got To End Sometime”, a melancholic chunk of melodious deepness that counts among the producer’s most evocative efforts to date. Stream the title track below.
Bruce – The Trouble With Wilderness EP is out now (buy)