ltd repress , chaos in the cbd s ben & louis helliker-hales team up with long-time friend and collaborator jon sable to present their new imprint ‘in dust we trust.’ in dust we trust is an ode to a collection of friends who share a certain understanding, who live by a love and respect for the people around them. that friend who saves that last puff for you, that friend who will share their drink with you when you can t afford your own, that friend who will learn how to drive a car on the spot because you re too drunk to make it home. kicking things off with a release from chaos in the cbd, ‘accidental meetings’ is a record that celebrates this way of living. the four cuts effortlessly move you through a journey of delicate textures and atmospheres. it begins with the late night basement sounds of the title track, then sends you through the spacious and meditative ‘north pole cafe.’ the wild rhythms of ‘united identities’ hypnotise you, until you find yourself spat out by the energetic grooves of ‘distorted fields.’ play it in the club, play it in the hotbox, or play it for your mum, this record is filled with soulful, rhythmically complex, melancholic music that is unmistakably dusty.
‘multiverse’ is a word used to describe an infinite group of disparate universes including the ones currently inhabited by humans. a myriad of realms that sit side by side, undetected by our senses, surround us at any given moment. the multiverse theory was first confirmed by tracking leakage of electromagnetic waves filtering from one dimension into the next. when these waves were transposed to fit into frequencies audible by the human ear, the recordings were studied by a team of scientists, who found that they contained rhythmic elements that resembled a speech pattern of an alien language. after years of research and manipulation the audio was found to be a looping recording of an alien voice speaking the words: ‘idwt005, coming soon to a universe near you.’
the alishan forest railway is a 86 km network of narrow-gauge railways running through the forests of alishan mountain in chiayi county, taiwan. during the spring months, the iconic red train passes through an endless array of cherry blossoms and small, untouched villages. this peaceful scene is set in contrast to the stories told by locals, of wandering spirits seen deep in the forest. the spirits are believed to be the lost souls of the 32 passengers, who perished in the tragic derailment of the train in 1981. burn a candle in remembrance when you play this record at the club.
ltd repress !! in dust we trust are back with their second 12- of 2017. this time the two entities, chaos in the cbd and jon sable, offer one side each. on side a, false awakening by chaos in the cbd attacks your brain with open, spacious pads and synthesised melodies that float on top of a dark and hypnotic percussive groove ù the kind that might make you miss your stop because you ve found yourself staring into space. on the flip side you have scumbag unity by jon sable, a loose dreamy track with dubbed-out pads and vocals that glide between a drum machine groove. this marks the second collaboration between jon sable and kroba of archie pelago, who plays the woozy basement-style saxophone that keeps your consciousness hooked. serious tip for those drawn to the deeper side of dance floor-ready records.
zona del silencio or the zone of silence is an area deep in the mexican desert. it is the home of several rare, mutant species of animals (including the purple cactus and a malformed version of the desert tortoise). the area’s name derives from an odd anomaly that prohibits radio waves from transmitting inside the zone. when asked about the strange phenomena, the locals invariably reply that they do not see strange things in the desert, only strange people. play this record three times and the idwt gang will appear in your mirror and smoke you out.