Here’s something of a throwback, at least in terms of the kind of music I listen to these days. Michael Claus’s new album Lavender Palace is deep house. Like actual deep house. No urgent basslines and catchy vocal samples here! It’s a throwback to the days when this was pretty much all I listened to, with shades of Moomin, Francis Harris, even Larry Heard; a beautiful, sad, dusty old collection of house music that absolutely doesn’t want you to dance, and would strongly prefer if you listened to it by yourself while feeling extremely, paralysingly melancholic about something. Works for me!