Greg Dowling and Shane Johnson return to the Go Deep label for their third album, ‘This Bit of Earth’. Beginning work in the relative normality of 2019 and finishing over the strange summer of 2020, the resulting music mirrors the thoughts that such upheaval brings out - our world and our place in it - while also functioning as a kind of travelogue of journeys past and planned, real and imaginary.
Mixing samples with modular synths, programmed drums with jazz loops, and quirky plugins with outboard gear, the album ranges far and wide while retaining a warm, natural sound.
“Highlights are the stunning sonics of Suburban Key, with its dusty groove and fast paced drums, stately piano, and cinematic strings reminiscent of a Four Hero orchestral masterpiece. High As Scaffold is full of warmth and soul and is yet another example of Fish Go Deep going even deeper into the dark blue waters of their brilliant musical minds.” — Ran Ran Ton Ton review, Japan
“So good. Real beauty” — Laurent Garnier, Radio FG, France
“Lovely album” — Osunlade, Yoruba Soul, US
“Really liking this, would love to support on radio” — Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy, WorldwideFM, UK
“Very very nice album...love the new directions here” — Charles Webster, Openlab Radio, SA
“Such a fucking great body of work, and on par with ANY of the great albums I've listened to recently” — Billy Scurry, Ireland
“A lovely LP of eclectic sounds” — Jimpster, Freerange Records, London
“Absolutely beautiful piece of work”— Darimont, RWAV, Germany
“Beautifully produced and great atmospherics” — Ashley Beedle, Black Science Orchestra, UK
Other radio and DJ support from Ron Trent, Vince Watson, Cian Ó Cíobháin, Bill Brewster, Franck Roger, Honey Soundsystem, Soul Clap, Leo Mas, Moody Manc, HiFi Sean, Craig Smith, Stuart Patterson, Lars Behrenroth, Hector Romero, Fred Everything, Áme, Trevor Fung, Afterlife and more.