||All That Must Be
George Fitzgerald — All That Must Be (March 9, 2018)•♠• Nechat něco za sebou může být jednou z nejtěžších věcí v životě; ať už je to přítel, milovaný člověk nebo místo, kam domů voláte. “All That Must Be” je album inspirované těmito těžkými rozhodnutími; 10 kompozic, které připomínají pocity očekávání, strachu, vzrušení a lítosti.
•♠• British DJ/producer who has released moody, melancholic post~dubstep house on labels such as Hotflush and Double Six.
•♠• “All That Must Be” is a record with its psychological roots in two cities — Berlin and London. It documents a period of time when FitzGerald’s decade~long stint in the German capital came to an abrupt end, seeing him back in his hometown of London and becoming a father for the first time. It was against this backdrop that “All That Must Be” started to form and the result is a record that deals with the processes of upheaval, change, acceptance and renewal that affect us all.
•♠• “In many of the songs the vocals are disembodied and processed to the point you can’t make out what they’re saying. I wanted that to mirror the uncanniness you feel when a massive event happens in your life. Everything looks and sounds the same but it’s somehow different. Your surroundings are less intelligible.” — FitzGerald
Born: in Watford, Hertfordshire, England
Styles: Club/Dance, Garage, UK Garage, House, Dubstep
Album release: March 9, 2018
Record Label: Double Six / Domino Recording Co.
Format: Double Vinyl
01. Two Moons Under 5:01
02. Frieda 5:30
03. Burns 4:13
04. Roll Back (feat. Lil Silva) 3:28
05. Siren Calls 4:00
06. Nobody But You (feat. Hudson Scott) 4:51
07. Outgrown (with Bonobo) 6:05
08. Half~Light (Night Version) (feat. Tracey Thorn) 3:13
09. The Echo Forgets 4:52
10. Passing Trains 3:13
•♠• George FitzGerald 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10
•♠• George FitzGerald / Hudson Scott / Duncan Tootill 6
•♠• George FitzGerald / Simon Green 7
•♠• Oliver Bayston / George FitzGerald 8
•♠• George FitzGerald / Lou Rhodes / Duncan Tootill 9
•♠• Oliver Bayston Composer
•♠• Blue May Mixing
•♠• Bonobo Featured Artist
•♠• TJ Carter Producer
•♠• Matt Colton Mastering
•♠• Matthew Cooper Layout Design
•♠• George FitzGerald Composer, Producer
•♠• Simon Green Composer, Producer
•♠• Scott Knapper Engineer
•♠• Lil Silva Featured Artist, Vocals
•♠• Lou Rhodes Composer
•♠• Hudson Scott Composer, Featured Artist
•♠• Tracey Thorn Featured Artist, Main Personnel
•♠• Duncan Tootill Assistant Producer, Composer
AllMusic Review by Paul Simpson; Score: ****
•♠• After living in Berlin for a decade, and following the birth of his daughter, George FitzGerald returned to London, where he had witnessed the development of the dubstep scene during the 2000s. Just as his 2015 full~length debut, Fading Love, was a reaction to a breakup as well as his disillusionment with the club scene, 2018 follow~up All That Must Be further reflects on the producer’s various life changes. It’s far more upbeat and joyous than its predecessor, but there’s still a bittersweet quality, as well as a looming sense of uncertainty over what path his life is taking. Also like Fading Love, All That Must Be is a dance album that wasn’t necessarily created with clubs or DJs in mind, and it functions as a singular listening experience, although many of its tracks can easily add a bit of wistful drama to a night out. Most of the songs contain altered vocals rather than proper lyrics, reflecting a state of confusion and incoherence while everything surrounding FitzGerald is changing. The galloping opener, “Two Moons Under,” is filled with scattered glitches rather than discernable words, while Hudson Scott’s contributions to “Nobody But You” are pitched down to a gloomy slur. Lil Silva guests on the nostalgic downtempo number “Roll Back,” giving clear, heartfelt pleas to take things back to the way they were, while various vocal effects and fizzing arpeggios bubble up beside him. Perhaps the most straightforward stunner is “Half~Light,” which features the inimitable Tracey Thorn delivering heartrending lyrics alongside a chiming melody. “Outgrown” boasts another big~name guest, Bonobo, and with the track’s warm chords, shuffling beat, and slightly melancholy pianos, the two artists’ styles mesh perfectly, and it’s hard to tell who was responsible for which parts of the track. While the downtrodden Fading Love was a noteworthy debut full~length from an artist who had built up a solid discography of club singles, FitzGerald seems re~energized this time around, and the excellent All That Must Be is a clear improvement over his previous release.
•♠• All That Must Be is a record with its “psychological roots” Berlin and London, the label explains. It documents a period of time when FitzGerald’s decade~long stint in the German capital came to an abrupt end, seeing him back in his hometown of London and becoming a father for the first time. It was against this backdrop that All That Must Be started to form and the result is a record that “deals with the processes of upheaval, change, acceptance, and renewal.” We’re told to expect a “mesmeric, transportive set of electronic songs.”
•♠• The album features collaborations with Lil Silva, Bonobo, and Tracey Thorn, and “plots a route” through the landscape, both mental and physical, of its creator over the course of 18 tumultuous months. “I wanted to mirror the uncanniness you feel when a massive event happens in your life”, explains FitzGerald, •♠• “Everything looks and sounds the same but it’s somehow different. Your surroundings are less intelligible.”
•♠• FitzGerald altered his creative process in the creation of the album, focusing more heavily on the piano as opposed to the computer and combining the electronic drums of previous album Fading Love with live percussion recorded in the studio.
•♠• Included on the album is 2017’s single “Burns” which was voted #15 in Radio 1’s Hottest Tracks of 2017, clocking up 100+ plays on the Radio 1 playlist and reaching B~List at BBC 6 Music. •♠• https://www.xlr8r.com/
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