Originally conceived as a D.J. mixtape dedicated to friends and the time spent with them in the morning hours after the parties over (or beginning) – it quickly morphed into a soft focused meditation on all things warm and intangible.
‘Take Me With You’ fires off in all styles – the opening triptych of the extra-cosmic ‘Alto’, post-rave pianos of ‘Goodness’ and slow-dance-inducing ‘Drifter’ bring the attention inward — taking cues from a host of personal favorites including: ‘Space’ LP by Space, The Theater Of Eternal Music, Panda Bear’s ‘Person Pitch’ , Atlas Sound’s ‘Let The Blind Lead…’, Arthur Russell’s ‘World Of Echo’, Suzanne Ciani’s ‘Buchla Concerts: 1975’, The Microphones ‘The Glow Pt. II’ & ‘Mount Eerie’, A mixtape of Krautrock from DJ Ivan Berko and most definitely Holger Czukay, ‘Take Me With You’ is a fresh turn for Naples as he ascends into a blend of his most personal work to date — touching on trip-hop, psychedelic pop, ambient house, and much more along the way.
Make no mistake – ‘Take Me With You”s message is undoubtedly about escapism, given away by its happy-abductee cover art done by the legend Biscuit— but first and foremost it reflects on that lingering feeling one gets when walking away from the ones they love.