Bryce Hackford – New Needs For Safety
Bryce is NYC's best kept secret. As a composer he expertly weaves New Age production into sensuous dance music forms, where no beat or pad is without precision and intention; as a DJ he has been known to uplift and massage dancers into states of joyful sanctuary; and as a collaborator on conceptual, improvised and unstructured expeditions he is both a force for grounding and a sparkplug. Bryce is also an essential figure in the Commend galaxy, having performed here on a few occasions - including a memorable event with Brian Allen Simon (aka Anenon), captured in our HERE003 release. New Needs for Safety is his latest outing for Spring Theory, ostensibly an ambient deep house EP, but wrapped in a luxurious and intricate fabric woven from years of musical experimentation and experience. The opener, "Closing," is a tranquilizing toe tapper that bears ties with Hackford and Ivy Meadows' Energy Star project; "EST" is an ode to New York's dance music hearths, a groovy, acidic disco tune for evening consumption; and "Landing" is a pillowy reentry into morning.