As the recent compilation We Make Colorful Music Because We Dance in the Dark provedGreco-Roman has emerged in recent years as a leader in pop-inflected dance soundsputting out records from such rising talents as DisclosureTotally Enormous Extinct DinosaursTirzah-- and Cologne-based singer/producer Rooseveltwho previously wowed us with "Sea" and "Around You". Both those tracks appear on Roosevelt's debut EPElliotwhich sees release this week. Roosevelt - Elliot EP (2013)
ElectropopIndie | Greco-Roman
Lossless | FLAC | unmixed | 2013 | 17:21 | 114 Mb
2. Around You
While those songs took headier shapesElliot's title track is Roosevelt's most direct pleasure offered yetwith an aqueous bass line that's heavily reminiscent of Caribou's "Odessa" and a tricky vocal sample buried under beatific waves of cascading synths. Roosevelt's voice is simple and winsometaking the shape of someone like Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs' Orlando Higginbottom as he slides out of the distant fog his voice is cloaked inletting the titular name beam during the song's radiant chorus.