out now: Matrixxman – Sector III: Polyphony [Dekmantel Records]

 

Artist:
Matrixxman

 

Title:
Sector III: Polyphony

 

Label:
Dekmantel Records

 

Cat#:
DKMNTL053

 

Release Date:
16th February 2018

 

Format:
12″ & digital

 

Tracklist:
A1)
Initiation

A2)
Access Granted

B1)
Desert Planet

B2)
Horizon

 

Press Info:
Dekmantel regular Matrixxman returns with the third, and final instalment in the Sector series, Part III: Polyphony. In this triptych, the producer from San Fransisco sets out to highlight the key components behind the sounds and style of techno, exploring the range within the confines of a particular limitation. Following Parts I and II, which looked at Rhythm, and Acid, Charles McCloud Duff charters the realm of Polyphony with four, meticulously produced techno tracks, expanding his repertoire of cult, dancefloor music.

Polyphony refers to the simultaneous combining of many notes in a musical sequence. In electronic music, this specifically refers to the role of the synthesiser – such as the Minimoog, ARP Odyssey, which can produce different pitches simultaneously. Polyphony has been an integral characteristic of the genre’s sound for over a quarter of a century, and can be heard in many key records, living a the sonic forefront of these four tracks.

”Sector Series: III Polyphony” provides an exercise in melody and polyphony. Throughout the EP, swaggering rhythms are inter-washed with a sea of multi-melodious, reverberated notation. ‘Initiation’ resonates with the grandiosity, and harsh claustrophobia of early Underground Resistance. ‘Access Granted’, drives hard with pulsing effects, with a dystopic, rhythmic cacophony of euphony. ‘Desert Planet’ plays around with a differing tempo, imagining a more fantastical vision of music, echoing back to earlier Plastikman productions, using a vast sonic spectrum to conjure up a colour palette of alien imagery. ‘Horizon’ rounds things off; a track that builds on minimalism with a progressive composition, allowing the polyphonics to drive the track, harnessing the adept production qualities that Matrixxman has come to be recognised for.

 

Listen:

 

Special:
“Rinse FM Dekmantel Takeover 29th July 2017”

 

Recommendations:
“Pitch Black EP” by Matrixxman x Setaoc Mass on Figure
“Deep Mind” by Matrixxman on Manhigh Recording
sampler “Dekmantel 10 Years 08” w/ Matrixxman

 

Buy Vinyl:
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Buy Digital:
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Booking:
LittleBig Agency

 

Websites:
Matrixxman
Dekmantel

 

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