<Electro Progressive House> Pascal & Pearce. Let me say that again… slowly; Pascal & Pearce. Notice how the alliteration of the two P’s just rolls of one’s tongue? As a good friend pointed out to me the name just sounds so international and sounds like they’ve been around for ages! Now for the good news. Their music sounds equally international and extremely accomplished. Passport is a double disc comprising of 10 originally produced tracks on CD1 and 12 of their remixes of other artists on CD2. Kicking off with the sublimely penned Paper Skies featuring Michelle Breeze, she of 90’s band Fetish fame, anybody familiar with Breeze’s vocal prowess will know that she is simply magnificent. But P&P reel in several other top vocalists in SA too, such as Greg Carlin (Zebra & Giraffe), Tamara Dey, Yoav, Locnville and Juliet Harding (Goodluck) all of which ably accompany the intelligent arrangements. Passport is a combination of progressive, techy based electro house, extremely well produced and guaranteed to get your party on. The album moves effortlessly through subtle changes in genre but never loses its cohesiveness, a feature that makes this a very, very good artist album. Now if that’s not enough boogie for you, they serve up twelve delicious remixes on disc 2, further displaying their production prowess. World class, simple as that!
Review: Dave Mac