SCRATCH 22 :: DISTANCE FROM VIEW CD
Originally best known as a fiercely skillful wide range DJ, Scratch 22’s production talents have been growing over the years with highly lauded work alongside Tourettes and his own Unscene crew, and remixes for everyone from the Mint Chicks to Electric Wire Hustle and Homebrew. All the while he as an ever evolving, solid armoury of individualistic, cinematic tunes that truly reflect his personality. ‘Distance From View’ is the distillation of the very finest of that.
A magnificent manifestation of a lifetime immersed in music and countless hours in the studio, hauling in friends, family and fine musicians like Mara TK (Electric Wire Hustle) and Soraya La Pread to create a gently psychedelic journey into the deepest recesses. While it may be best described as slow burning, journey music, the first track unleashed to radio, Window Rattle, scaled the heights of the Top Ten on the Radioscope Alt Charts, vindicating the early faith shown in his productions by Round Trip Mars talent hound Stinky Jim and Nightmares On Wax’s George Evelyn (who selected an early version of Medicine Man for his Wax On compilation).
Distance From View is a soundscape spectacular and that modern rarity – an album you can truly lose yourself in, time and time again.
Grey Lynn psychedelia of the highest order.
Grant Smithies, Sunday Star Times
An engaging and multi-dimensional listen from start to finish, and one that continues to satisfy again and again.
Harry Pearl, Groove Guide