Organic house music may not be the flavor du jour on most dancefloors, but that does not prevent Atlanta-based producer/composer Chris Brann from pressing on.

Organic house music may not be the flavor du jour on most dancefloors, but that does not prevent Atlanta-based producer/composer Chris Brann from pressing on. Brann—who records as Ananda Project, Wamdue Project and P'taah, among other aliases—revels in that which is melodic, jazzy, atmospheric, soulful and emotional. The sumptuous "Morning Light," the follow-up to "Release" and its remix companion "Re-Release," does not deviate from this musical mission—although this time around, Ananda mainstays Heather Johnson and Terrance Downs share vocalist duties with New York-based house singer Lydia Rhodes ("Suite Dreams") and ex-Mandalay member Nicola Hitchcock ("Can You Find the Heart"), among others. "Secrets" (featuring newcomer Marta Gazman) is an elegant Naked Music-styled track, while the Latin-hued "Rain Down" (featuring Sylvia Gordon) is tailor-made for peak-hour play in soulful house clubs. "Justice, Mercy" and "I Hear You Dreaming," which both spotlight Downs, epitomize the contemplative and jubilant nature inherent in Brann's oeuvre.—MP

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