Listen : Larry Heard releases first Mr. Fingers album in nearly 25 years, ‘Cerebral Hemispheres’

Larry Heard’s life has been characterised by the kind of quiet intensity that will be instantly understandable to anyone who knows his music. From the moment he unwittingly gave the nascent house music scene a shot in the arm with his introspective and dreamlike early tracks, he has delivered music that doesn’t shout or demand your attention, yet which speaks to the very deepest parts of the human condition, and as such triggers the most passionate and enduring responses in discerning listeners and dancers. And his dedication to his craft means that not only do his earliest works still stand up as classics for the ages, but he continues to be as prolific as ever, creating the kind of poised, beautiful electronic music that can consistently win over the most demanding music lovers.

Under one of his most notable guises, Larry has today released one of his most expansive projects of recent times. ‘Cerebral Hemispheres’ is his first full length album as Mr. Fingers in almost 25 years (15 years under Larry Heard). Famous as one of the most important heads in the dance music around the world, Larry has enjoyed a successful career as a producer, remixer, collaborator, vocalist and DJ spanning 35 years. The album spans a broad range of sounds; from the eyes-down dancefloor intensity of ‘Electron’, to the hazy, euphoric brilliance of ‘Full Moon’, to ‘Praise To The Vibes’, a Balearic bookend to an album that represents a masterclass in eclecticism; from deep house, to jazz, to sun-kissed terrace worthy soul and everything in between.

Out now via his own imprint Alleviated Records, ‘Cerebral Hemispheres’ features 18 pieces of music that allow the listener to fully immerse themselves and dig deep into Larry’s musical world. From shimmering ambience to deep soul to psychotropic electronics, shows, there’s absolutely no danger of him slipping into a creative rut or formula. Created with quiet, focused dedication, and full of the full range of human experience and emotion, this music comes from the same place it always did more than three decades back in Chicago, which is why it will continue to provide a place of comfort and sanctuary for people around the world for a very long time to come.

The music itself is always what matters.

Mr. Fingers – ‘Cerebral Hemispheres’
1. Full Moon
2. City Streets
3. Urbane Sunset
4. Sands of Aruba
5. Tiger Lounge
6. A Day In Portugal
7. Sao Paulo
8. Crying Over You
9. Cerebral Hemispheres
10. Electron
11. Outer Acid
12. Inner Acid
13. Spy
14. Stratusfly
15. Nodyahed
16. Quazars
17. Aether
18. Praise To The Vibes