|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
|When we first started spinning this album we had the volume turned up very loud. But after a couple of listens we turned the volume down...and only then did we begin to appreciate the smooth, subtle sounds on You, Me & Everyone. London's Pedro creates music that incorporates ideas, sounds, and styles from a wild variety of sources...and yet the end result is strangely familiar and slightly soothing. This is the sort of music that can either be listened to intently...or played in the background to set a particular mood. Elements from jazz, pop, dub, electronice, and rock collide and paddle around in an odd swirl in these tunes. Because of the curious nature of this music, it is rather difficult to accurately describe it with words...you have to hear this stuff to get a real grip on it. The more we spin You, Me & Everyone...the deeper the impression it makes... - Babysue