Vince Watson – Another Moment In Time – Everysoul – 2xLP, Album
We’ve waited over 20 years and finally Vince Watson is releasing the follow up to his seminal ‘Moments In Time’ album released on Ibadan and Alola, entitled ‘Another Moment In Time’. Over the twenty years since the release of ‘Moments In Time’, Vince has put out more than ten LPs of various flavours. Here he returns to the vibe and feel of those early works. ‘Another Moment in Time’ wastes no time in exploring those rich, melancholic tones with his stunning piano chords and an essence of nostalgia that is both thought provoking and deeply satisfying. This album takes Vince Watson ever further into his original sound but with a pristine quality and finesse that his early work was yet to benefit from.
There are many highlights, from the opener with its rich acid deepness and subtle keys, to the energetic and deeply fulfilling ‘Flashback’ that gives a nod to Funk d’Void’s Diablo or KiNK. ‘Peace Of Mind’ features the incredible talents of the hallowed Underground Resistance ‘Timeline’ keyboard master Jon Dixon as co-writer, this combination of both musicians is an ear to behold; the piano and Rhodes playing is straight up high-tech jazz. ‘Lost In the Deep’ takes its cues from Detroit but hits different with twisting chords and grooves. ‘Whispers’ delivers the most melancholic deepness on the LP, whereas ‘Sunshine’ is pure out and out happiness with its twisting chords and a firm foundation in Detroit. Written on the first sunny day after the winter, you can hear the breath of relief within the track.
‘Rendezvous [Finale]’ is the 3rd and final version of a cut that’s had a long and satisfying journey. Originally released on Carl Craig’s Planet E in 2006, it was then formatted into Afro House for Osunlade’s Yoruba Records in 2018, and in ‘22 this new version was debuted for Carl Cox’s Birthday at DC10 in Ibiza for Vince’s live set. The reaction sealed the deal! ‘Forever’ and ‘Make A Wish’ are straight up club cuts that featured on a single also in ‘22. The album closes out with the peacefully beautiful ‘Sleep’ that rounds things off to sonic perfection.
20 years is a long time to wait, and it would do ‘Another Moment in Time’ no justice to simply say it was worth the wait. This feels like the next evolution in Vince Watson. The finesse, the musicality, musicianship, and the production levels are of the highest level. ‘Peace of Mind’ and ‘Flashback’ may well be two of the biggest tracks that Watson has released to date.
LEE BURRIDGE/ ALL DAY I DREAM
It’s always such a pleasure to see Vince’s name pop up in my inbox. I love his music and this album is a pleasure. My favourites are make a wish and whispers but it’s a really great selection. Viva La Vince!
What a nice album such sweet summer vibes on it. Can’t wait to play it out! “Forever” stands out upon quick first listen.
MAD MATS/ LOCAL TALK
Amazing all the way through!
LARS BEHRENROTH/ DEEPER SHADES
Pure fire ..
This is bloody gorgeous!
TERRY FARLEY/ FAITH
LOVEFINGERS/ ESP INSTITUTE
Lovely! rendezvous and sunshine are my faves, and the beatless outro track is gorgeous.
DOMENIC CAPELLO/ SUB CLUB GLASGOW
Love this album.
HARRI HARRIGAN/ SUB CLUB GLASGOW
These are great
Thanks so much for sending this! Been a massive fan of Vince’s work throughout the years and can’t wait for this new one to drop.
JIMPSTER / FREERANGE RECORDS
Vince is a legend in my eyes. Been doing his thing for years, always top drawer quality tunes with depth and soul. This is a really great sounding LP of emotive late night sounds. Lost In The Deep is the standout for me but lots to love all over this.
DANNY KRIVIT/ BODY & SOUL
Love Vince Watson.
A LOVE FROM OUTER SPACE/ SEAN JOHNSTON
Flashback is fantastic!
KEVIN REYNOLDS/ TRANSMAT
I’ve been listening to Vince’s productions for 20 years. His skills are incredible. I went through a great loss and his music provided me solace during that time. All the tracks are great but Lost in the Deep and Sleep is where it shines.
SOUL CLAP/ CHARLES LEVINE
Vince Watson + Jon Dixon combo is crushing! Loving these movements and progressions!
FISH GO DEEP/ SHANE JOHNSON
Lovely record that finely balances electronic and acoustic elements to produce a rich, enveloping sound. Another Moment in Time and Forever jump out on first listen but it’s quality music throughout.
MR V / SOLE CHANNEL
Wow very beautiful Love it
NINA SOL ROBINSON/ RADIO BAY AREA
love love love Vince Watson, will definitely rock this out and radio show this week!
JASON KENDIG/ HONEY SOUNDSYSTEM
Sophisticated tracks. Immaculate production. What’s not to love?!
ALI HERON/ OFFT!
Sounding very classy (as you would expect). Digging quite a few of the cuts on here – Make A Wish and Lost In the Deep especially.
ASHLEY BEEDLE/ BLACK SCIENCE ORCHESTRA
There are some real nice tracks on the Vince Watson album. The track with Jon Dixon is a killer!
LEA LISA/ PHONICA
Masterpieces ! I follow his work since 2 decades. Full respect.