No Bad days is back for round 2. ‘In The Galleria’ slides in with dreamlike pads and a real euphoric feel to the whole track. Just right for those Balearic sunsets. Second on the A side is ‘Celestial Bodies’ - a melodic freestyle jam that makes us feel like we’re down at the arcade playing ‘Out Run’ on a dusty mega drive.
Over to the flip we start off with the title track, ‘Lunar Waves’ beginning with a tougher feel it hints at a hardware acid workout... but half way in Roberto hits you with those dreamy pads again and just has us in his hands for that synth solo at the end! Rounding off the EP perfectly is ‘When U Come Around’, a real ‘end of summer sitting down at the park with your mates’ kind of track...mmm..
Polish wunderkind Selvy inaugurates No Bad Days with the POPS EP, four tracks of tropical & grandiose house music. POPS opens up with a bold statement in ‘Wishing Well’, a peaktime epic with the sort of DisneyviaJohn Carpenter sweeping flourishes. Following that is ‘Basics’, perhaps the most playful of all the tracks: all bouncy synth melody, groovy bassline and dreamy pads.
On the flip, ‘Bump Pump’ is arguably the most energetic helping on the EP, a percussive workout with gongs and all. If Crash Bandicoot was to make house music, this is close to how he’d sound. Rounding the release off is the title track ‘POPS’, perhaps the most original and subtle track with colourful VHS synths and strange sounds pinging across the mix.
a1. Wishing Well
b1. Bump Pump