Landslide Drums and Bossa

A fresh and original entry into the two-step arena, Landslide uses Brazilian beats and jazzy grooves to create a feeling of sunny beaches and Latin rhythms that are as at home in the clubs of London as they are in your living room. Tim Land, the man behind Landslide, crosses musical boundaries and delves into smooth down-tempo soul ("Tumbling," featuring Victor Davies and "It's Inside"), UK garage ("Round the Corner" and "The Jupiter Effect") and drum & bass "Mild Seven." Formerly a collaborator with new school drum & bassers London Elektricity (who collaborate on the lead off track, "Incurable Voices"), Land brings his tight production and soul sensibility to bear on this release and delivers an off-beat masterpiece. (Om)