Cranks

by Grant

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Camryn Marquez
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Camryn Marquez Firstly, this record deserves an award for that first track; it has the best intro ever. Secondly, this is such a nuanced and mature approach to this style of music; I'm loving it. Finally, listen to this album, please, and lounge and vibe and stay young on the dance floor and in the mind! Dance music is for the heart and the mind. Favorite track: Mainstream Belief.
Marco BadHead
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Marco BadHead One of the best album of the year! we waited a lot for the release...but it was totally worth it!!! Favorite track: Social Standards.
Niccolo Brown
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Niccolo Brown The enigmatic producer known only as Grant released a head-turner of a deep house album last year entitled "Doris Day" on The Lauren Bacall which I don't recall seeing in any of the myriad year's best album lists. Now he's returned with another full length of supreme quality and whilst I'm certain it would be given fulsome praise by legendary dons of the genre such as Juan Atkins, I fear the likes of Pitchfork and even Resident Advisor will let it pass by with nary a mention. That could be due to the avalanche of extraordinary records that have twisted extant styles, particularly grime and club, into shapes so alien it's almost impossible to deduce their provenance, but house is one if those rare electronic genres that was born fully formed. That's not to say it isn't suited to experimentation; my collection is littered with producers successfully colouring outside the lines, A Made Up Sound and Tolouse Low Trax to name but two, but whereas jungle and dubstep,say, had to adapt to survive, house (and I plead guilty to using a hideous pun m'lud) was built on unshakeable foundations such that its earliest transmissions still sound as relevant (if a little rough around the edges) as they did when they first appeared. All this is a long way of saying that Grant, whoever he or she may be, is not a retroist but someone who knows the parameters within which they work are unshakeable and turned in an album that's as delicious in the aural sense as a full English breakfast is to an epicure. "Cranks" breaks no rules and is all the better for it. Buy now and luxuriate at your leisure. Favorite track: Contemporate Reality.
C33JAY
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C33JAY Wonderful variety of excellence. Really inspirational.
sofre$h
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sofre$h the wait for this was so fkin worth it

you cannot go wrong with this. pick any song. Favorite track: Around The Edge.
ben goldstone
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ben goldstone So much 95-2000 jungle nostalgia in here. Absolutely killer sounds Favorite track: Bend.
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Mörk finally arrives with it's first album, a super extended 3LP of deep, heady club excursions from long-time LA musician, producer and DJ, Grant.

Having become linked to the Lobster family through their distribution arm via his own imprint The Lauren Bacall (a vinyl-based outlet for Grant and his affiliates aquatic, driving house music), a few mysteriously disappearing Soundcloud sets later and 11 tracks finally emerged. Heavily studio crafted, ordered and selected to perfection. A pretty much unmatchable ode to 90's UK house music blended with a distinctive air of West Coast deep house.

All this provides a backbone for wider playfulness in the album's sound palette; from the filtered breaks of Bend and Outsider, to the soaring diva vocals of Contemporate Reality and Around The Edge, or the pure ecstatic euphoria of Different Ways and The Limit (i.e. what Jimmy calls "the Gatecrasher track").

It's a stake in the ground for the Mörk label and easily Grant's biggest release to date. A tour de force in rolling, percussive, nostalgic house that should see Grant finally step out of the shadows and claim his place as one of the most talented and exciting producers in the US right now.

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released October 27, 2016

Production & Arrangement by Grant
Mastered at D&M
Original Photography by Grant
Design & packaging by Cecilia Martinez & J Asquith

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