Review

Less than two weeks after his triumphant return to Omar-S's FXHE label, Norm Talley is back in action. This time round the Detroit veteran is making his first appearance on Frole, an Italian imprint that continues to deliver the deep house goods. Talley eases us in gently via "Blak Sandz", a sumptuous deep house shuffler that features seductive electric piano loops and spacey chords rising above a fluid, Latin-tinged rhythm track. "The Gambler", meanwhile, is a slightly tougher affair rich in chunky bass and drum machine cowbells, while B-side "Blak Bottom" is loopy, drowsy, hypnotic and spacey; exactly the sort of intoxicated deep house you want to hear at five in the morning while blinking into the darkness.