Delroy Edwards & Dean Blunt - Desert Sessions

Delroy Edwards & Dean Blunt - Desert Sessions

Verdict: 4/5

L.A. Club Resource




October 11, 2018

Written By

Dragoș Munteanu


October 30, 2018

The latest release on the effortlessly raw L.A. Club Resource comes from label chief Delroy Edwards and enigmatic British producer Dean Blunt, and it is wholesome selection of 19 hazy instrumentals recorded on reel-to-reel tapes and painting a vivid picture for the Dessert Sessions.

Delroy Edwards has already solidified his legacy as one of the most unique producers, with his own imprint L.A. Club Resource becoming a hub for West Coast dreamy electronica, rough-edged techno or DIY hip hop and R&B, from new upcoming musicians like Dean Blunt to lost local heroes like Shawty Pimp. The British born Dean Blunt continues a set of eclectic releases this year from a free releases featuring the talented Mica Levi in Soul on Fire, to the collaboration with A$AP Rocky and Frank Ocean on the track ‘Purity’ from Rocky’s album Testing.

Desert Sessions seems to follow the trend set by Delroy’s atmospheric LP Rio Grande released earlier this year on the same label, an evocative sonic painting of western nostalgia in a desolate electronic outer space, virtually sounding like a soundtrack to a Sergio Leone directed Sci-Fi in the 1980s. The whole album was recorded in early 2017, January to March as the minimalist record cover suggests, and it was entirely recorded on Reel-to-Reel tapes, adding a romantic warmth and mistiness to the album and even though the album hints at elements of psychedelia, 1980s electro, feedback infused guitar sequences and even raggedy hip hop, it is impossible to categories anything else but a brave journey towards a simple premise: two shadowy composers in a dessert session.

Desert Sessions is available to stream and to purchase on vinyl now via L.A. Club Resource.


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