- Pablo Bolivar / Must (2LP, CD)
On ‘Must’ we see Bolivar give a nod to to his love for dub. But from the opening track onward, a wide-range of influence is self-evident. Eighties disco bleeds through the opening track, ‘Rise Your Demons,’ a slo-mo cut that leads into the pensive, deep house tones of ‘Eleven Years.’ Then these two sounds unite to birth the quirky, upbeat ‘Midnight Frogs.’
Hazy jazz meets dub overtones in ‘Off Soft’ (feat. Fabel) and these jazz licks seep into the appropriately-titled ‘Smoke Mode,’ followed by ‘Diamonds,’ which takes a more stripped back approach to showcasing these roots. The last stretch of the LP, four deep house tracks, displays a myriad of aesthetic and maintains the LP’s densely-textured melodic approach, providing a spectrum of mood.
‘Must’ is an accomplished, cohesive LP of subtle yet compelling writing that shows Bolivar at the height of his talent. Paired with an exceptional production value, that creates space and indulges warmth, this work really shines.
Sweetness in here! lovely summer release.
As usual you deliver straight quality Pablo!
Every sound destiles class, honesty and wisdom. Music that could be your partner the rest of your life. Above hypes and fast-food-music, MUST represents Bolivar at his best.
Lots of gentle deep tracks to enjoy on the headphones!
“Eleven Years” in my chart!
Strong album, smooth and very nicely mixed! i really dig “Off Soft”
Oh yes! i love the whole Must LP…. such a great music!
I like it, thanks!
LOVELY WORK…will join me on the road
Lovely lovely music, thank you for sending. Quality music will never die!
Again, this is a brilliant masterpiece and prooves his habilites in the studio!
Fantastic Album.. Full support in my sets and Ibiza Sonica Radio shows. Thanks for the good music!
‘Must’ es pura arquitectura sonora que respira y suda, Pablo Bolívar alcanza en este ‘Must’ un grado de calidez y maduración inédita por asombrosa.
Pablo is one of our favourite producer and this new product doesn’t fail expectations! 10/10! We damn love it!
Stoked by the sound of this album! Brilliant work over here! thx!