It’s been a hell of a wait, but Deconstruct Music, Anthony Parasole and Levon Vincent’s boutique label of hand-stamped, certified floor-fillers is finally back with its fourth release. It’s been three years since their last missive, DJ Qu’s incredible “Party People Clap,” and in the interim the label’s three releases have achieved a kind of cult status (the cheapest you’ll find on Discogs comes in around $50). None of them were terribly hard to find back in 2009, and there have been represses along the way, so the inflated price tags are purely a symbol of the potency, quality, and timelessness of the label’s releases (indeed, I’m always sure to have one in my record bag). So while release number four has some big shoes to fill, Joey Anderson fits into them all too well. His star has been steadily on the rise since his appearances on Qu’s Strength Music and his own Inimeg Recordings, but with Earth Calls his status as one of house’s most compelling current voices is confirmed in duplicate.
In a way, I’ve already covered the two tracks presented here, but since Earth Calls hasn’t lost one ounce of its initial impact (much like Levon’s “Invisible Bitchslap”) revisiting them is more than worthwhile. In fact, while Levon played these two tracks essentially in full on his Fabric 63 CD, the fact that they’re framed this time by a drop and lift of the needle gives them some extra immediacy (not to mention that it sounds like they’ve been cut a bit punchier than the dub plates Levon used). The strangely timed hi-hats, weirdo pianos, and jabbing rhythmic flourishes of “Earth Calls” are both disorderly and beguiling in all the right ways, while the distilled, propulsive, technoid waves of “Hydrine” are sure to elicit dance mania wherever they hit. Perhaps due to the silence of Deconstruct some thought the label was finished, thus bolstering its mythical status, but if anything the label’s return heightens that status even further. With his strongest tracks to date, Joey Anderson both reconfirms that he’s a force to be reckoned with and emerges with a 12″ replete with every bit of staying power as Deconstruct one through three. Just don’t sleep on this one — who knows what kind of value you’ll be placing on it three years from now.