Guy Gerber: The Mirror Game (Visionquest)
Oddly gloomy single from house producer Guy Gerber, straddling the middle ground between indie pop, headphones listening and club music quite adeptly. “The Mirror Game” is anchored by a persistent 4/4 kick, but the production is not as punchy as what one might expect compared to Gerber’s previous outings. I’d liken it to Popnoname’s “Hello Gorgeous” last year, a track that was ostensibly a dancefloor anthem but whose production was less obvious. Vocals float throughout “The Mirror Game” but are highly manipulated/vocoded to be obscured. It appears in both the polished, full track as well as a stripped down beatless mix. “One Day In May” rounds it out as a more typical house track, a slick minimal workout with some vocal snippets sprinkled throughout and a handsome droning arrangement with little, infectious change-ups.