Soft Sell

Release date: October 20, 2008
Cat No: SPECTRAL 063
Barcode: 804297996318
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Broker/Dealer_s second pressing for Spectral sells itself softly-at first. The Soft Sell EP retains the dreamy expansiveness and seamless production of Broker Dealer_s album work, but places its foot firmly on the dance floor. In title cut “Soft Sell,” reverberated hisses and whispers oscillate in and out of the depths, echoing the metallic vibrato of copper under water. Then, the handclaps drop in, the subtle bass takes hold, and “Soft Sell” unfolds into a sophisticated nighttime scene-stealer. Thomas Fehlmann_s re-rub, meanwhile, sands down “Soft Sell”_s rounded edges, revealing a prickly, insistent stomper beneath the undulating synth waves. On the flip, “Save It for Later” trains Broker Dealer_s telltale prismatic lens on some deep minimal funk.