“A beautiful album from beginning to end. One of those ones you can really just put on and enjoy all the time, so pleasing to the ear but has many, many layers underneath it when you get into it. Really excited to discover him this year.” Jamie Cullum, BBC Radio 2
“Very, very good!” Gilles Peterson, BBC Radio 6Music
Tapped Light Bulb
Another massive release from Hector Plimmer on the Albert’s Favourites imprint. Bulb is undoubtedly one of the moodiest, bassiest cuts on Hector’s recent album debut, ‘Sunshine’. Plimmer’s tendency towards evolving found sounds into voodoo beats is in strong evidence here. The sound of a tapped light bulb provides the core of this piece, driven forward by marching kick drums and rim shots interrupted only by occasional synth interjections.
For this EP Deft makes his unmistakable presence know on a distorted, noise embracing revision, his ‘2010 Throwback Remix’. Bass in abundance.
And we’re treated to two bonus tracks here. The exceptional Ninja Tune artist Sarathy Korwar takes on ethereal album closer Shiver, delivering chattering hi-hats and even more bass, upon layers of stuttering melodica. And to finish, brand new, previously unreleased music from Hector Plimmer.
Sleep Easy is a treat for new fans everywhere. Though hugely problematic for anyone wanting to try and mix it into their sets, it is a perfect slice of house-tempo deepness, full of the ringing snares and tuned percussion Hector is quickly becoming renowned for. Essential for fans of FourTet and Bonobo.
“Sarathy Korwar has re-worked ‘Shiver’, and it’s a dub-fuelled outing with a melodica line that recalls Augusta Pablo’s spiritual vibrations. The shuddering low-end is set against an ever-evolving rhythmic sense, with Hector Plimmer’s work being pushed out toward fresh dimensions.” Clash Magazine
“…heavily beefed-up bassline, wonky and off-kilter rework. Dark and distorted” Twisted Soul
“Love the new Plimmer original and Sarathy’s excellent remix of Shiver.” Oli Brunetti, Colectivo Futuro
“The sarathy mix is beautiful!!” Emanative
“Soothing, moving n grooving… 8/10.” Mike Stukes, Mystic Vybes, WHCR 90.3 FM
“A superb release from Hector Plimmer, love all tunes of this release.” Sven Thomschke, Radio Z 95.8 Nuernberg