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YOUSEF By CC Borjeson

A PRODUCT OF YOUR ENVIRONMENT
19 November 2012
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If Yousef’s first album in 2009 was a full-on dancefloor workout, his second, three years on, shimmies elegantly in the dim-lit fringes, infused by post-peaktime nostalgia. The majestic keys and strings of opener ‘An Old Friend’ grab the attention straight away, whereas on ‘For The Terraces’ Yousef slips back into minimal tech mode, albeit in a restrained fashion. For the remaining 90 minutes, the Circus main-man brings deft musicality and unabashed instrumentation to his house and techno. Incorporating piano, guitar, trumpet and standout vocals, he makes melody and atmosphere key, as on exquisite closer and collaboration with Mercury winner Gwilym Simcock, ‘Dissolve’. Clearly a product of his environment, Yousef’s journey deserves to be listened to in full. 

TAGS: A PRODUCT OF YOUR ENVIRONMENT / ALBUM / MIXMAG / REVIEW / YOUSEF

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