Instant House – I’m Free 12″ – Sacred Rhythm Music

Instant House, the NYC / Dance Tracks-related collaboration between Joe Claussell, Stan Hatzakis and Tony Confusione, was apparently active between 1988 and 1993, as indicated on their 2003 retrospective compilation Jungle Source Records.  Now rarities, Joe Claussell revisits some of the material on his own Sacred Rhythm Music label.

Included is what sounds like an original version of “I’m Free,” which is a short, soulful piano house tune with impromptu diva vocals laid overtop.  Claussell updates “Hi-Hat” as a rumbling, dub-delayed house jam with clattering hats and claps, in much the same spirit as Francois K’s deep excursions.  Finally, Star-Gato, a tinsel-thin keyboard ambient piece, reminiscent of Detroit Escalator Company or John Beltran‘s atmospheric side.

NYC house heads may well recognize these jams and with the wide variation between the three tracks, it will gain the project some new interest too.



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