Ross From Friends - 'Family Portrait'

9/10

Over the years, producer Felix Weatherall aka Ross From Friends has been one of those names that just keeps throwing out a diverse mix of eclectic party tunes and atmospheric experimental numbers in almost equal measure. The beatmaker recently made his debut on the notorious Brainfeeder imprint earlier this year with his stunning EP 'Aphelion', and now looks to continue the adventures that release triggered with the unveiling of his long-awaited debut album 'Family Portrait'.

The minute you hit play on this new record, you can tell that this is something you are just going to love. From its diverse use of production to its lo-fi direction, 'Family Portrait' is one of those electronic albums that really tries to cut its own path in the genre and delivers something fresh and exciting throughout. Taking cues from similar names like Jon Hopkins and Daniel Avery, Weatherall is truly giving his best on this new LP. Branching away from the safety of smaller releases, we see him at his experimental best, showcasing so many different ideas, it is hard to keep track sometimes.

He may not have the biggest following yet, but 'Family Portrait' will surely become one of the great discoveries for music fans over the next few months. A new and expressive sound that just screams to be heard, and one of the true highlights of the year so far.

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