Maxmillion Dunbar House Of Woo on Limited Edition 2LP + MP3 Download
Maxmillion Dunbar’s House of Woo is raised on a solid foundation of love. Dunbar is one half of Beautiful Swimmers and don behind the Future Times record label. Dunbar first tried his fingers at programming hip hop beats and eventually introduced his rogue breed of house music to the dance world via 2010’s Cool Water.
House of Woo counters Cool Water’s darkness with shimmering, dazzling light. HOW is a pure blast of bliss inspired by Dunbar and his girlfriend’s deeply rooted relationship. Themes of their devotion never appear lyrically on HOW, but ebb in the album’s emotional flow.
House of Woo’s architecture is free of fabricated rigidity, but does bare structural resemblance to some of dance music’s outer limit moments. Theo Parrish’s narrative masterpiece Parallel Dimensions is a touchstone on a track like “Coins For The Canopy,” while the cerebral techno of Newworldaquarium takes moving, grooving form on “The Figurine” and album namesake “Woo.”
In percussive corners throughout House of Woo, Dunbar drums up native DC Go-Go spirits and skitters into Jersey swing on tracks like “Ice Room Graffiti.” Dunbar deviates even further from the blueprint on “For Mozy” and “Shampoo,” pieces that haunt House of Woo with their spectral, synthetic wash outs.
Whether showing respect and love for his influences or for his peers and those even nearer and dearer, Dunbar stands in the doorway waiting with a warm invitation to anyone ready to dance, embrace, and inhabit forever the House of Woo. Limited edition double LP set.
Maxmillion Dunbar House Of Woo Track Listing:
1. Slave To The Vibe
3. Coins For The Canopy
4. The Figurine (Nod Mix)
5. Inca Tags
1. For Mozy
2. Ice Room Graffiti
3. Peeling An Orange In One Piece
4. Loving the Drift
5. World Taste Sweet (Stuck in the Middle)