Anthony Naples – Fog Fm
With 2018’s Take Me With You still burning the bins and inspiring abduction fantasies across the universe, Anthony Naples delivers his second full length album, this time a headier dose. Psychedelic in an off-the-wheel not off-the-wagon sort of way, Fog FM highlights Naples’ most teasing, playful and purposeful side, consigning ten dream dance ditties to listeners worldwide. Slinky deep-house opener “A.I.R.” and dub-minded scrambler “Fog FM” smooth nerves in preparation for a bouncier, strobe-ready techno cut “Purple Iris.” “Benefit” pushes snaking, rippling textures over a jacking kick and inviting bassline, eventual organ chords suggestion sanctuary. In “Channel 2” and “Channel 3” Naples harnesses his penchant for unworldly ambience in From Gardens Where We Feel Secure interludes. At “Lucys” there’s a loose, impromptu house party going on, drinks slipping and sliding as talkers transform into dancers. “Unhygenix” is a lilting shuffle warmed with blossoming orchestral drips; “I’ll Follow You” unfolding familiar themes with amorous mid-tempo house velocity. “Aftermath AM” provides closure with twinkling melody as the stars disappear into morning.