ARCHIELONG LP (4X12 INCH , VINYL ONLY, 180 GR)
4×12 vinyl only 180g – (2x gatefold covers Limited edition - only 300)
ARCHIELONG LP album consists of 8 intensely rolled tracks dating between
2012-2020. The release unfolds on 4 discs of 180gr, with gatefold covers,
coated in Sani Stranskiʼs artwork.
Throughout ARCHIELONG LP, we are absorbed by what typically characterizes
his narrative: a peculiar style of story in constant development. Structure and
flow are a hallmark feature of his selections, adding one more trippy, eerie
minimal style on top of the other, creating a rich and quirky haunted sphere.
A – The opening track, I HEAR VOICES THROUGH THE PIPE sets the scene for
whatʼs to come, stirring the imagination with its dreamy, cinematic, organic
sounds in disguise. The track provides a guidebook to distilling story, emotion
and image into sonic form.
B – EXCESS ALL AREAS – hypnotizes the dancers with endless, reverberating
grooves and a punchy 4/4 beat, introducing the audience to his gloomy world
C – LA MANIA – lights up some dark pitched atmosphere around you and
makes you feel like you are on the mythical La Mania club dancefloor in
complete harmony, surrounded by strange and beautiful trippers. The song is
like a painting, with frames that evoke flashbacks.
D – NEW LIFE – is a perfect minimalist setup of a percussion loop, throbbing
chords and a sinewy walking bass, and itʼs almost intimidatingly heady. Its
militant kick and incessant hi-hats propel the beat – definitely a dancefloor
E – MELODROM – percolates with Latin percussion and shuffling snares, which
commingle with an array of voices and whispers that come from every corner of
the song. From toolish to melodic, itʼs the diversity that creates the magic.
F – SING AND RUN – is one of those tracks that gives you nostalgia and
reminds us of early mornings at the end of the party when the sun would be
coming in through the windows and the dancefloor was in total harmony. Could
easily cast a spell with the right audience.
G –RUMBLING DREAM – is a ritualistic-sounding slice, crossing towards the
kind of slow-burning, atmospheric cuts that doubtless inspire his intricate
studio productions. The vocals are unusually illustrative and make a lasting
H – KLAUS DID IT – is an intriguing interplay between dark functionality and
high velocity grooves — the type of deep, trippy, IDM-tipped tunes. Its warped
tones are forming dank, lurching rhythms that trap you like a spiderweb,
venturing into a bizarre, rewarding territory.
The conclusion? You can spend a decade honing a very particular personal
vision and not run short of inspiration. Mihigh is a world-builder: everything he
does is about further extending and reinforcing that world.
ARCHIELONG LP is capturing the beauty at the intersection of experiment and
perpetual learning. [info sheet from distr.]