|MH-255 Pedro - You, Me & Everyone
Fresh off the triumph of Mush’s 2006 re-release of his self-titled debut (where he took the 2003 Melodic version back to the studio for a sonic overhaul), London’s mighty Pedro returns with You, Me & Everyone. While comparisons to artists like Four Tet and Minotaur Shock have been natural on his past releases, Pedro approaches this latest set of compositions in a way that continues to establish his unique take on folk and jazz based electronica. Free-jazz horn blasts ring out with new vigor, drums hit a bit harder, and Pedro continues to forge new elements into his song craft, even raising the ghosts of Liquid Liquid and A Certain Ratio on a track or two. Me, You & Everyone will surely be the album that secures Pedro a position among the game’s elite.
|One of the most exciting musical adventures of 2008 - NME / His genius is simply unmistakable - XLR8R / The more we spin it, the deeper the impression it makes - Babysue / Hard to define, but is absolutely not hard to enjoy - All Music Guide / Nailed it yet again -XLR8R
London's James Rutledge has been emerging from obscurity for some time, but now his genius is simply unmistakable. You, Me & Everyone is a cognizant walkabout through the surreal seasons of Pedro's musical breadth; a kaleidoscopic interlacing of styles so natural it's unnerving. His repertoire of Wu-era beats and old-school techno craftsmanship serve as a foundation for "Hope is a Happiness" and "Red Apples," but it's the John Zorn-ish freeform jazz modality and subliminally smooth mixing that allow tracks like "Spools" and "Lung" to scramble all reference points so blissfully. Mush has nailed it yet again. -XLR8R