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Prescription: Word Sound & Power


“Deep house” is one of the most debased and confusing genre names — but if you ever want to show someone what it should mean, Chicago’s Ron Trent has the platonic ideal for you here. There’s three and a half hours of music here over 24 tracks, mostly previously released on Trent and Chez Damier’s Prescription label. Most are Trent solo with a couple of collabs with the likes of Damier, Peven Everett and Anthony Nicholson, all are very long and very repetitive, yet at the right time this is some of the most accessible and simply beautiful music ever made. Trent has an unerring ability to almost push the repetition too far, then hit you with a lush soul chord or dub wise effect, just at the moment you’re about to zone out. There are classic house vocals and pianos too, mind, but all are part of a perfect, sacred geometry.

Joe Muggs

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