Along with Vince Watson, Andy Graham operating as Sei A has truly put the Scottish city of Glasgow on the map when it comes to deep, atmospheric house music. In his relatively short career Graham has already released two critically-acclaimed LPs, as well as a string of widely praised singles on such underground powerhouses as Turbo and Kompakt.
2012 looks set to be somewhat of a watershed year for the producer. Already chosen to headline the Turbo label night in Berlin together with Locked Groove, he also had a track selected for the label’s New Jack Techno compilation which thrust him into the spotlight as one of the genre’s freshest young faces. Now is the time for the music to live up to the steadily building hype, and with You Can Bring, Sei A has released what will surely go down as one of the best minimal house 12″s of the year.
The title track kicks things off in cavernous fashion, elegant rhythms slowly percolating in a petri dish of hissing static and velvet pads. The energy increases only gradually, coming to a head with fractured metallic chords around the halfway point before the track retracts, sucking melody back and stripping away all elements save delicate, plaintive drums. Going Down is altogether darker and more urgent, the percussion rollicking by comparison to the opener and lent context by a stabbing vocal sample deployed to lethal effect. Closing proceedings is a sumptuous minimal remix of You Can Bring by Swedish DJ and label-owner Axel Boman, another feather in the cap of the brilliantly talented Red Bull Music Academy alum.