A soft, stripped back psychedelic track with dub sensibilities is what’s on offer this afternoon. Too descriptive? Too bad. The over wordy opening sentence only touches on the multifaceted Monday Juice that London based solo artist Skinshape is responsible for. Earlier in the month Skinshape released his third LP, Life and Love and the opening track, Take My Time is what we’re shining a spotlight on today… Known to his parents as Will Dorey, this virtuoso is also the base player for Palace. Not a bad resume.
Slowly creaking into gear with a distorted guitar and a few barely audible piano chords, Dorey does exactly what the title of the track tells him to before delving into the crux of the song. A ride, kick snare combo make up most of the percussion and provide the perfect rhythm for Dorey to dance on his wah wah peddle. The production on Take My Time along with the sharp strums of electric guitar that echo throughout the track, provide todays Juice with a dubby vibe and gives it an extra edge. Symmetrically, the song closes out in a piano that is has become a little clearer then when we first heard it at the beginning of the track.
The whole album can be found hear and should be enjoyed in its entirety