AOTY 2021


Romare - Home
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2020 Ratings: #348 / 821
User Score
Based on 38 ratings
July 31, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Ninja Tune / Label
Deep House / Genres
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Home, at times, recalls Dan Snaith's beaming, looping 4/4 exercises as Caribou; especially on Sunshine — all low-end wobble and wonky, pitch-shifted organ — and expanded on with Heaven's fairground piano house. This is recycling as artistic endeavour.
With progression and reinvention a staple of Romare's work, we can only wait in anticipation for his next release.
God Is in the TV
It’s really quite beautiful and easy to fall in love with, if you just let it happen.

Home is a groovy, infectious and deeply listenable record, recommended for all fans of repetitive electronic beats.

The Line of Best Fit

Proving the future of dance music is in safe hands, Romare finds cohesively exciting ground on Home.

Loud and Quiet

After several spins Home remains a rewarding, stimulating and fresh experience, further proving Fairhurst to be a rare talent who sounds poised to join the upper echelon of the UK’s electronic and dance scenes.

His tracks sound less wobbly and choppy than they used to, and they seem to progress a bit more. It relies much less on rare-groove crackly vinyl effects and sounds more like an expression of Romare's own personality.
Groovy and riveting leftfield house characterised by trippy, jubilant basslines, off-kilter percussion and instrumental loops. Home is seamlessly experimental and repetitive, sometimes overbearing but never boring.
I discovered Romare back in February 2015 (or March) from iTunes recommending his debut Projections on their 10 Albums You Should Listen To This Month section they used to put out. I enjoyed listening to the album, but it didn’t make it onto my 2015 End Of Year countdown. I regret leaving it out. But fortunately, he followed it up with Love Songs Part Two the following year, and that album was just as good, thus making it to my 2016 countdown. Four year laters, he’s come through ... read more
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Added on: July 9, 2020