LE COSE CHE SENTIVO
as we get ready to seclude ourselves for another long winter, area provides the soundtrack. this ep is some of the most beautiful shit we ve heard in a long time. from late night meditative dancefloor bliss, to midtempo 4 to the floor sonic experimentation. so without getting too wordy, we ll leave these flowers right here, please don t let them dry.
SOME KIND OF STRANGE
2014 has been a slow year for sequencias in terms of releases. most of our energy has been spent towards the development of different projects, like our new webstore, that has become an outlet for us to share some of the records that influence the way we do things. so, with the wax offering slowing to a mere trickle, who better to entrust with our sole release for the rest of the calendar year? dcantu, of course. cantus electro-heavy sound is fleshed out here and while still lean enough for dance floors, it makes bolder moves into atmospheric and melodic territory.
I HAVE NO EYES AND I MUST SEE
nicolas cantu makes a welcome return to sequencias with the lost tribe—a brisk 808 workout with lush synthwork and psychedelic acid stylings. this is a more breezy approach compared to his work on other labels yet spares none of the imaginative or emotive qualities. on the flip side, label head jm de frias offers up the dissonant groover the light as a follow up to his debut track from levon vincents acclaimed fabric mix cd. brash percussion collides with staccato melodies awash in echo and organ, sustaining an intensity that never quite boils over. the two team up for the closer the last light, an atmospheric epic of growling strings, breathy ambience and melancholy stitched together with creaky, decrepit acid stabs and brittle percussion. this is the beginning of an on going collaboration between the two, keep your ears open in the near future.
A MACHINE OF DESIRE
nick lapiens debut release as metropolis garnered little attention when it materialized last year. a skeptical yet dedicated network of underground heads built up a subterranean buzz that has yet to spread into the daylight. that initial transmission was thick with the raw analogue flavors that have become ever-present in dance floor fare recently—but his is a sound that is dedicated to the emotive, narrative aspects of electronic music rather than simple fetishization or passing curiosity in the days of yore. this, his second release as metropolis, shows a more focused and patient hand at work. the titular track on the a side is a deep, psychedelic groover. melodies, textures and sequences undulate and intertwine within a lightless atmosphere guided by lapien with optimum restraint. equally pensive and gorgeous, the flood serves as a machine’s beat-less foil on the reverse. made up of little more than feedback and two slow, echo laden arpeggiated sequences, this is reminiscent of jean michel jarre’s more sinister moments: a brilliant paradox of economy and indulgence. expect to hear more from lapien here at sequencias. he has many more dark corners left unexplored.
THE SPIRITS HAVE SPOKEN
chicago legend jamal moss makes a return to sequencias with two tracks of overdriven angularity in his most jacking incarnation, the sun god. if you know jamal, then you are aware that no other artist has informed electronic rhythm-based music quite like he has. the current crop of raw, low-fi house and techno owes a large share of its existence to his releases under various monikers: hieroglyphic being, ibm, and as one half of africans with mainframes.
HYBRID FURROWS (VINYL ONLY)
as we are beset by the darkest of seasons, let sequencias provide a score to fit the mood. presented in two parts, *hybrid furrows* marks the second transmission of the mysterious healing force project from treviso, italy. the first part is a dense, introspective overture. a ceaseless minor key drone lays the path for deep thrumming gong-like pulse and shuddering percussive textures. a song without a coda, a dream without resolution, it simply dissipates like fog—never revealing it’s center. the second part is similarly monolithic in nature, but crafted more for movement than meditation. it is vicious arpeggiated psychedelia, sharp enough to cut into the deepest recesses of your psyche. both tracks were recorded live in one take. vinyl only.
killer release on new yorks sequencias label. powerful and hypnotic chicago acid inspired cut on the a and a cool slow building chord driven track layered over raw drum rhythms on the b-side. recommended!! label promo text: sequencias does not stop, does not conform, takes no prisoners. our third release brings you a pair of artists from two different points along interstate 94, who have a reputation for the very same. so lets get to it. the main body laid down by villan x is tight metallic percussion underpinned by solid kicks and a stream of robotic filtered bass, containing unexpected shifts within the frequency register. foreboding tones and feelings drift towards us across which the disembodied voice of kold is able to find a platform from which to shudder into our consciousness and pose questions from across the galaxies about the nature of our very being. dcantu carries on the feelings of space, with protracted white noise shots and stabby modulated organ chords, but doesnt leave it long before setting the pace with solid drums and shifting keyboard funk aimed squarely your body and the dance floor as octave changes force you up and then down again to a backdrop thick with texture. this provides for the body and the mind. act fast though, sequencias does not like to rest.
PATH FROM HADES
so after the elusive triumph of our first release finally came firmly into our grasp, we at sequencias here in new york thought it was time to take things in a parallel direction without retracing our steps. drafting three top names in underground deep house for a label debut is no mean feat, but how do you follow up on a surprise coup like that? we thought it was time to go even deeper, and we couldnt think of a better way of doing that than getting an experienced player to unveil a new alias for our second offering. things being as they are, weare trying to keep it a bit low here, but what we can let you know is that his discography stretches back to 2005 and that he has appeared on the illustrious bunker records. this should give you a good idea of what to expect: deeper-than-deep, dirty, and gritty house that jacks with the best the movement has to offer. we have to say that orpheus firmly delivers here, and we hope you will be as pleased as we are with the three dark and introspective offerings he unveils for his new project here at sequencias.
ANCIENT WAY OF KNOWING
it s been a really long winter for us, we ve been praying to the gods non-stop to send some heat our way, and they have finally answered!
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ONE LESS ME
our first release for 2015 comes from chicagoan, area. his previous releases on various labels including his own, kimochi, show a producer who spans many genres while maintaining a particular aesthetic. this untethered approach has lead to *one less me* — one of his most moving records to date. area has melded elements from bass music, industrial, electroacoustic, spoken-word and techno into 3 tracks that distill their influences into something greater than the sum of its parts.
sequencias number 10 should give anyone unfamiliar with the label a good idea of what we are about. three very different artists have given us three very different tracks—collectively forming a sort of manifesto. experimentation, rhythm and reflection are all given equal weight on this record. as with everything we present, it is all in the service of expressing the flawed and the human.
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and here we are, just as promised, exploring the dark corners of nick lapien, the man otherwise known as metropolis. this time around, he comes back with a pair of extended cuts that veer off into heretofore unexplored terrain, relishing in detail with a sharp focus on momentum and lyricism.
ANOTHER PLACE, ANOTHER TIME
willie burns and aroy dee on remix duty ... golden combo! sequencias is slowly building their profile with their outsider house,acid and chicago rooted tracks. hailing from new york, just as likeminded labels wt records and l.i.e.s., sequencias is delivering the goods! another place, another time is an epic track and willie burns stepped over his shadow. trippy and full of tension, slow building without taking the paved path. killer track! we could say the same on the aroy dee remix, however he is going more in the chicago direction and with adding dramatic strings. truly epic!
ELUSIVE TRIUMPH EP
phat jacking tracks from specter (remember his sound signature release?) aroy dee (aka m>o>s, label head) and jamall moss aka hieroglyphic being... first release of this new american label! ultra limited edition!