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Balance 027

Artist: Magda
CD 2X, Balance, Fri, 6 Mar 2015
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Astral bestseller rank: #1279276 in CD, #23725 in Techno (See Top 100 Techno , See Top 100 CD ).

Description

CD1 pitches electronic composition as conceptual art. It's a journey through the outer reaches of electronica: experimental soundscapes like Dinos Chapman's 'Alltid' side-by-side with more 'conventional' slivers of tripped-out melody like NYMA & Carreno Is LB’s stuttering 'Solaria'. We're led from these more abstract pieces through the electro jazz of Gregory Fleckner Quintet into wigged-out 4/4 selections midway through the disc, ushering us towards a warped dancefloor where percolating concoctions like Hauntologists' 'Shakes' are considered the norm.

Magda keeps us guessing throughout, moving through Matthew Herbert’s found sound ode 'Crisps' (as Wishmountain), the wistful melodies of CV30X and into twanging techno. The dubbed out spookiness of Shackleton's 'Cast The Die' and the shimmering guitar snippets of Andrew Pelker's 'Pitch Class Spy Glass’ bring this beguiling mix brimming with non-genres to an eerie close.

"I definitely don’t expect everyone to like it and I’m fine with that" she says of her explorations in the more leftfield spheres. "I just want to open my eyes wider and keep searching for more."

The weird factor spills over into the second, more dancefloor-focused mix: the bruising textures of Minor Science’s ‘The Beckoner’ and squealing analogue freakiness from The Mole & Hreno bringing the intensity from the off. From hereon it’s far from a linear journey; with a wide range of styles showcased and twists and turns aplenty. But if there’s a recurring theme across the second disc, it’s the enduring sound of acid. Murat Tepeli’s ‘P.S.A. (Play Stop Acid)’ sets the ball rolling, Rework’s rampant ‘In A Dance’ and XDB’s ‘Inywa’ both taking the baton and passing it onwards to allow those 303 lines to rear their head on multiple occasions.

A smattering of exclusives includes Mathew Jonson & Jesse ‘Heartthrob’ Siminski’s jacking rework of Seth Troxler’s ‘Evangelon’ and the severely wonky undulations of Magda’s own ‘Trailerfork’ thereafter. Etcher’s ‘They Are Us’ channels acid trax simplicity, before techno luminaries Planetary Assault Systems and DVS1 lead us through paranoid and gently euphoric terrains by turns. Magda tests out new wiggling cut ‘Scrumps’ before heading towards the home stretch with some electro-infused gear courtesy of Tom Trago, Transllusion and Obergman.

Tracklist

CD 1
1/1 - Gold, Grey & Dun - Tomas More -
1/2 - Alltid - Dinos Chapman -
1/3 - Turned on Type - Jahiliyya Fields -
1/4 - Comeback - Tase -
1/5 - Solaria - NYMA & Carreno is LB -
1/6 - How Much Would Conkers Cost? - Gregory Fleckner Quintet -
1/7 - Please Excuse my Face - Farben: presents James Din A4 -
1/8 - Traubenzucker - Rework -
1/9 - Capitoul - Odd Soul -
1/10 - Shakes - Hauntologists -
1/11 - Beat Design - Luc Ringeisen -
1/12 - Crisps - Wishmountain -
1/13 - Riding High - Cornerbred -
1/14 - Radius Head - Odei -
1/15 - B1 - #.19.21.3.11.21.20 -
1/16 - Big Drunk Caterpillar - Brett Johnson -
1/17 - 2×4 - CV30X -
1/18 - The Truth - Nicholas Desamory feat. Lucile -
1/19 - Magic Channel - Kaitaro -
1/20 - Verschollen In Der Unendlichke - Rotorik -
1/21 - Make or Break - Errorsmith -
1/22 - Cast the Die - Shackleton -
1/23 - Pitch Class Spy Glass - Andrew Pekler -
CD 2
2/1 - Dizzy Spells of Summer - Andrew Pekler -
2/2 - The Beckoner - Minor Science -
2/3 - Things are Heating Up in the G - The Mole & Hreno -
2/4 - P.S.A. (Play Stop Acid) - Murat Tepeli -
2/5 - Techletoes - Marc Houle -
2/6 - Toz 11 - Alliv Sobol -
2/7 - Who’s in Charge (Melodic Versi - Tomas More -
2/8 - In a Dance - Rework -
2/9 - I Needed That - Stefny Winter -
2/10 - Indywa - XDB -
2/11 - Evangelion (Jonson & Siminski - Seth Troxler -
2/12 - Trailerfork - Magda -
2/13 - It’s Slow (Truncate Raw Mix Pa - Trus’me -
2/14 - Wrong Turn - Samuli Kemppi -
2/15 - They Are Us - Etcher -
2/16 - 1 (B1) - T.B. Arthur -
2/17 - Apron (PAS Tubed mix 2) - Marcel Dettmann -
2/18 - Black Russian - DVS1 -
2/19 - Tone Control - Lester Fitzpatrick -
2/20 - Scrumps - Magda -
2/21 - Icaros - Birdsmakingmachine -
2/22 - Machines Like This - Sandman -
2/23 - Fold - Gabriel Ferreira -
2/24 - Fall Down on Me - Tom Trago -
2/25 - Walking With Clouds - Transllusion -
2/26 - Holometer - Obergman -

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Specification

Format: CD 2X

Release date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015

Genre: Techno

Label: Balance

 

Catalogue number: Bal014cd

Barcode 9345567001727

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