Mr. Fingers – Around The Sun: Part 1 – 2XLP – Alleviated

Any new album from deep house pioneer and all-round legend Larry Heard is good news, but especially so when it’s credited to his best-known and best-loved alias, Mr Fingers. Around The Sun Pt 1 is Heard’s first album under the alias for four years and, unsurprisingly, it’s as musically expansive, evocative, and atmospheric as they come. Naturally, it’s rooted in the warming, dreamy, subtly jazz-flecked deep house style he’s been tweaking and improving over decades, with occasional forays into sun-kissed downtempo grooves (‘Touch The Sky’), angular acid tracks, Heard’s take on dub house (the deliciously deep, micro-house influenced ‘Marrakesh’) and summery Balearic house (‘Shimmer’). All in all, it’s another masterpiece from deep house’s most significant pioneer.

Label: Alleviated US
Format: 2xLP
Cat: ML 9018
Released: 20 May 22
Genre: Deep House

Side 1
1. “Around The Sun” (6:56)
2. “Drive” (5:19)
3. “Touch The Sky” (5:29)
Side 2
1. “Coast Line Paradox” (6:32)
2. “Electrostatic Levitation” (6:02)
3. “Something’s Going On” (5:00)
Side 3
1. “Like The Dawn” (6:05)
2. “Pressureize” (6:36)
Side 4
1. “Marrakesh” (7:02)
2. “Shimmer” (6:24)