Tiger & Woods became a sensation in the disco edit world when they dropped their first record, Through the Green, in 2011. Now, five years later, they seem to be aiming for a repeat, having crafted a very similar followup — even going so far as calling it On the Green Again. But the success of Through the Green was largely a matter of timing; it captured (and catalyzed) a zeitgeist in a way On the Green Again is unlikely to do in 2016.Still, Tiger & Woods have come up with another strong record.
If capturing lightning in a bottle is hard, doing it twice is nearly impossible. Âme, for instance, have done fine work over the years, but it would be hard to argue that Kristian Beyer and Frank Wiedemann have ever again matched the crystalline beauty of "Rej. " Think of Metro Area's dilemma: how can you follow up a near-perfect track like "Miura" without simply creating a carbon copy of it? After that sound-defining number topped RA's Top 100 Tracks Of The '00s, Morgan Geist confided that he came to resent its success.
Don’t come to On the Green Again expecting a sequel to Tiger and Woods’ debut Through the Green. Sure, if your first album is the best collection of disco edits ever made, it’s easy to want to be modest. But On the Green Again expands so beautifully on their sound it stands alone. If it’s not quite as exhilarating as Through the Green, how many albums are? Few dance full-lengths this side of the Field’s From Here We Go Sublime have ever done a better job of harnessing the spiritual qualities of repetition.
Tiger & Woods 'On The Green Again' (T&W Records)‘On The Green Again’ completes Tiger & Woods’ journey from fledgling edit kings to established disco dons. It’s their second album since 2011’s standout debut and is a fully realised, wholly accomplished affair that’s stuffed with colour, cosmic charm and boogie basslines. So sugary are its gushing tracks (all of which eschew their usual love of sampling) that your eyes will water as the pumping stabs and joyous arps ring out over and over.