copenhagen purveyor of melodic electro soul kondi records finally resurfaces after almost a decade with a new batch of tracks from man of the moment, jeremiah r. sleek nighttime electro in a deep but spacious melancholic vein of the other people place and drexciya s mellow aquatic dives. includes an extended version of the outer rings , which appeared back in 2011 on the ultra limited the 5th dimension album.
jeremiah r has been responsible for some of the finest electro to be released over the past few years, with his mini albums for tabernacle records being particularly potent. here he launches the distant wave label with eight more chunks of atmospheric, far-sighted futurism. as usual, he flits between ambient style interludes and more expansive dancefloor fare. in the latter category you ll find the motor city techno futurism of -bermuda triangle-, the glistening idm loveliness of -streaming to arcadia-, the larry heard-in-space deepness of -cruiser-, and the drexciyan throb of -jar (jamming avoidance response)-. all are, naturally, both luscious and pleasingly melodious, whilst retaining an intergalactic sense of atmosphere.
by now, we ve come accustomed to tabernacle records exploring the outer reaches of detroit-influenced techno, electro and ambient. even so, their latest outing from regular contributor jeremiah r is something special. beginning with the floatation tank-in-space ambience of chorus, calisto sees the producer laying down a whopping eight cuts that variously touch in drexciyan electro, artificial intelligence-era idm, and hard-to-define hybrids that confirm the intergalactic potential of electronic music. interestingly, the music is roughly equally split between horizontally inclined, beat-less explorations, surging dancefloor workouts, and the kind of mid 90s home listening fodder that sits somewhere in between.
from the rotterdam harbours come the deep and deviant electronic voyages of jeremiah r. electro in classic detroit fashion, oozing with westcoast gravy. an ep crafted for night to dawn, for the floor and the mental cruise. cop it and drop it! all with mind-bending screen printed inner sleeve by the bakk decency department.
this is time collapsed. his eyes glazed over for a moment as he retreated deep inside himself. dont you see? he exclaimed, wild-eyed, looking as though possessed by some silent anomaly of his own making. dont you see what this means?
module werk continues his fine form of recent releases with another fresh sounding production for lime street music. slabs of raw drum patterns meet jittery acid and nervy cold synths resulting in four different trips for varying moods. jeremiah r appears on remix duties and turns out a real late night driving track in his usual signature style.
EYE CAN SEE THE DARKNESS (IN THE END OF THE TUNNEL)
12" Vinyl UK23.01.17
eye can see the darkness (in the end of the tunnel) is a shot of light in the dark cavern of a broken heart. blinded by the lights rips apart the heart-string orchestra rather than just pulling on the strings. a love ballad lost in the haze of the mid-summer, faded to blue and repackaged as a gentle and tender winter anthem. sharing the a-side with the lucid dreaming of jeremiah r on the drum-heavy remix.
on the flip, i am not him is a filter-squelching, bass-slapping meander into green haze territory, that finally erupts into a swagger of familiar detroit-channeled drums and steady faded pads. outernet grumbles up the black-hole cosmic radiation with an industrial-tinged number that plunges the depths of deep-space. proper growling and clanging synths to add the right amount of raw, just at the end.
belgian producer and owner of entrepot records, uc beatz, is the next artist to appear on the san jose label, roundabout sounds. coming out on vinyl only, the la nuit ep features some sublime house, including my favourite track on the ep, alta paper, and a remix of the title track by jeremiah of grow! records out of vienna. roundabout sounds which is now up to release number 14 with this ep, is the label run by joe babylon marougi, co-founder of plug research. the label released a great various artists triple vinyl package, connecting the compass, that featured such house luminaries marcellus pittman, norm talley and theo parrish, among others.