Careless Suggestions

Tony Rohr & Layton Giordani

Record label
Phobiq Recordings
Catalog Number
Release Date
April 28th 2014


A1Careless Suggestions6:16
A2Careless Suggestionsremix Sasha Carassi7:21
B1Reggae Shiz9:44
B2Reggae Shizremix Dema7:44

The legendary Tony Rohr graces Phobiq with his presence and offers two tracks alongside his new partner-in-crime Layton Giordani. The EP starts out with the sparse arrangement of "Careless Suggestions", driven by a locomotive bassline and grinding rhythm section. Moody stabs reinforce the bleak vibe, and the vocals coming at us from otherworldly black holes only add to the mood. Label boss Sasha Carassi steps up for the remix in his trademarked stomping style, making use of hypnotic elements and the busy claps from the original. Industrial-sounding hi-hat action drives his interpretation all the way home, after an apocalyptic breakdown, of course. On "Reggae Shiz" things are more stripped-down with bare drums holding everything together, as the rest of the arsenal slowly builds around menacing chords and a rocksteady groove. Behind the spotlight, liquid bass comes together with quirky percussion to complete this almost-10-minute-long opus. Dema maintains a sublime, shadowy mood in his version but opts for busier hats and heavier usage of chords.