lithuania s greyscale returns this december with ohrwert’s “fidelis / blavus”, backed with remixes from xdb and grad_u.
greyscale was launched in 2012 by lithuanian producer and dj grad_u, and photographer rima prusakova, set up as a platform for material from grad_u and close friends whilst prusakova’s black and white analogue photography provides the visual identity of the label.
the original mix of “blavus” opens the ep, perfectly setting the tone with murky, ethereal atmospherics, billowing dub echoes, modulating percussion and thunderous drums before dubtechno stalwart xdb strips things back a little with soft touches of the originals airy drones tucked away in the depths whilst choppy stabs and dynamically unfolding analogue rhythms wander throughout.
the second original from ohrwert opens the flip-side, upping the energy levels slightly with hooky stab-sequences, filtered delays and hypnotic melodies running alongside a sturdy percussive foundation. lastly to round out the release grad_u reworks “blavus” into a more groove-driven workout, employing shuffled hats, looped dub chords and bumpy sub-bass hits throughout.
mastered at the legendary dubplates & mastering in berlin.
amazing dub monster! the opening chapter of greyscale vinyl incarnation. two surface variations by grad_u, accompanied by perfectly crafted remix by a longtime friend ohrwert. perfect combination. 180g white vinyl.
sraunus definitely been in the zone lately. he is back with “equal melodies”, his second album for greyscale. this is also his second album this year and his tenth album ever released. one note can be a melody, it is only important that the wind blows when you’re listening to it. nine equal melodies with more than 75 minutes playtime and with sraunus signature organic sound will take you to the magic forest for a serious lush trip. highly recommended! album comes in a very special, 3rd gen, greyscale hardback book type package. hand-assembled, glued and cellophane wrapped with love. released on pressed cd for the best possible quality and extended longevity. limited to 200 copies worldwide. no repress!!
we are delighted to welcome back our family member gradient. after two years he returns for our fifth chapter and he picks where he left off with ‘dub iterations’. ‘dub trips’ is a hypnotic, 65+ minutes journey into his lush, dubby and minimalist grooves. close your eyes and be ready for this seriously deep trip! highly recommended!!
greyscale sixth installment is delivered by mysterious faded. the only thing we know about him that he s making amazing music! the best proof of this is the album. “stasis” consists of 9 tracks, two of which includes occult’s spells added to the recipe. it is a true masterpiece. perfect for long evenings of your rainy autumn. tip!
with the fourth installment we welcome sraunus aka paulius markutis to greyscale family. the time is ripe to announce his next opus “atmospheric insomnia”. deep and multilayered, dense and atmospheric, warm and beautiful, at times groovy or chilled out. this album is constructed from eight sleepless dub techno cuts, recorded during the insomnia nights of the last few years. a masterpiece! surely, it’s one not to miss for anyone who likes their music deep.
a third installment of greyscale. this time an album from our fellow artist igor arsenjev aka gradient. we ve meet with him so many times on same labels, so it is natural that his next opus -dub iterations- took place on greyscale. the album itself will hypnotize you.. a journey to the deepest. perfect for late night listening. highly recommended!