Album Review of Heirlooms by Dave Aju.

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Heirlooms by Dave Aju

Release Date: May 8, 2012
Record label: Circus Company
Genre(s): Electronic, Club/Dance

80 Music Critic Score
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Heirlooms - Very Good, Based on 1 Critics

Pitchfork - 80
Based on rating 8.0/10

When a parent passes away, one of the most difficult things to deal with is the process of going through their possessions, trying to maintain some tangible connection with the person you've just lost. Marc Barrite, who records minimal yet lively tech house under the alias Dave Aju, had an additional angle of his own to deal with: His late father Joe Barrite was a musician himself, one who had spent decades gigging around San Francisco playing jazz trumpet, and at some point they'd brainstormed the idea of doing a collaboration that never happened in his father's lifetime. Among all the things that Marc doubtlessly had to sift through in the aftermath, the recordings his father left behind must have been the weightiest.

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