out now: Abstract Division – Form And Function III [Dynamic Reflection]

 

Artist:
Abstract Division

 

Title:
Form And Function III

 

Label:
Dynamic Reflection

 

Cat#:
DREF011

 

Release Date:
February 2012

 

Format:
black 12″, clear 12″ & digital

 

Tracklist:
01)
Deformation

02)
Deformation
(Mike Parker Remix)

03)
Deformation
(Norman Nodge Remix)

04)
Deformation
(Area Forty One’s Sunday Morning Cut)

 

Info:
Concluding what has proven to be a nothing short of an epic trilogy, Dynamic Reflection unveils the final instalment in Abstract Division’s “Form and Function” series. The crowning piece features one new Abstract Division track, “Deformation” and three remixes from Mike Parker, Norman Nodge and the secretive Area Forty One.

Diverting from its more introvert predecessors “Floating Point” and “Shifted Reality”, “Deformation” grips its audience by the throat from the get-go and doesn’t let go. Distorted, looped, developing punches force all other elements in the track to continuously fight for air, leaving just enough for them to add their distinctive, crucial sounds. The level of aggressiveness “Deformation” manages to communicate is astonishing and the fact that in spite of this the whole still fits together perfectly exemplifies the craftsmanship of Abstract Division. This one hurts, but it hurts so damn well.

The first person on remix duty is English bass-guru Mike Parker. In his trademark “ringing bass” fashion Parker dips “Deformation” in layer upon layer of dubby goodness without diminishing any of the original’s drive. Hypnotizing and mesmerizing are perhaps the best words to describe this true marble of a remix. One of those tracks that will stand out no matter what the time or the place, making it a valuable addition to any DJ’s record bag.

Lawyer-by-day and techno-don by night Norman Nodge shares his vision on “Deformation” and fills in the first remix spot on the flipside. Vicious hats and throbbing deep kicks greet the listener as Nodge slowly opens the valve containing all of the grit, anger and raw funk he has to offer. Slowly but inevitably the beast is freed from the confines of its cage and once out there is little left to do but dance until one’s feet are sore and praying you’re still here when it’s all over…

Last, but by no means least is Area Forty One’s take on “Deformation”. Having progressed through the EP in normal order this version feels and sounds like an ocean of rewarding calm. Far-away, eerie and strangely soothing filtered synths alleviate the mind to a state of complete lucidity. Halfway through the equilibrium is broken for a few seconds and it’s almost as if the original track’s rage manages to surface for a few seconds but is then quickly washed away. Area Forty One delivers an absolutely stunning treasure the likes of which only pop up every once in a while.

Abstract Division completes its “Form and Function” series on Dynamic Reflection with a final EP that accepts the challenge, raises the already high bar set and passes with flying colours. Without letting Part I and II down, I dare say the label has indeed saved the very best for last. You cannot let this one slip!

 

Listen:

 

Videos:
“Deformation”

“Deformation (Norman Nodge Remix)”

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Websites:
Abstract Division
Dynamic Reflection

 

20th January 2012: Moments @ Raum, Berlin

Moments

 

Event:
Moments

Dates & Time:
20th January 2012 at 11.30pm

Line-up:
aña
I/Y (irakli & Yacoub / I/Y Music)
miro
&
special guests

Location:
Raum, Berlin (Germany)

Admission fee:
8 Euros

Info (German only):
Es geht um Techno und das meinen wir ernst!

MOMENTS bietet denen ein Zuhause, die den Familiengedanken und das Zusammengehörigkeitsgefühl kennen, das entsteht, wenn uns die dumpfen und kompromisslosen Bässe in kalten Hallen liebevoll in den Arm nehmen.

Wir möchten den Ursprung und dessen Herzschlag mit euch gemeinsam hören und fühlen. Lasst uns diese Momente zusammen genießen!

Aber es wird nicht nur gute Musik geben sondern die Jungs von the29nov films machen dazu ihre schicken Visuals.

LOVE, PEACE & UNITY

MOMENTS findet statt in der neuen Location RAUM, einer Fabriketage in Neukölln… Ziegrastraße 15, 12057, Berlin

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Listen:
I / Y

Miro

aña

Websites:
I / Y

out now: Marcel Dettmann – Landscape [Music Man Records]

Artist:
Marcel Dettmann

Title:
Landscape

Label:
Music Man Records

Cat#:
MM157

Release Date:
23rd January 2012

Format:
12″ & digital

Tracklist:
01)
Landscape

02)
Landscape
(Answer Code Request Remix)

Info:
If you didn’t just get back from a few months at the International Space Station, then you know that Music Man just released ‘Conducted’, Marcel Dettmann’s new mix-cd. Attentive listeners noticed that Marcel didn’t include any of his own tracks on this compilation, but we have some good news for his fans: Marcel made an exclusive track for Music Man. “Landscape” is nothing but a wonderful trip, as you will hear. On remix duties is Answer Code Request, a close friend of Marcel, who also appeared with a track on ‘Conducted’. A very special release to start 2012 with.

Listen:

Buy:
Juno (vinyl)
deejay.de (vinyl)
djshop.de (vinyl)
decks.de (vinyl)
WordAndSound (vinyl)
JunoDownload (digital)
boomkat.com (digital)
Amazon GER (digital)
Amazon UK (digital)
Amazon US (digital)
Beatport (digital)
Zero-Inch (digital)
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Recommendation:
Answer Code Request’s debut record “Subway Into” (featured on Dettmann’s mix cd Conducted)

Websites:
Marcel Dettmann
Music Man Records

out now: Barry Adamson – I Will Set You Free [Central Control International]

Artist:
Barry Adamson

Title:
I Will Set You Free

Label:
Central Control International

Cat#:
CC019

Release Date:
30th January 2012 (UK), 14th February 2012 (Rest of the world)

Format:
CD, Vinyl+CD & digital

Tracklist:
01)
Get Your Mind Right

02)
Black Holes in My Brain

03)
Turnaround

04)
The Power Of Suggestion

05)
Destination

06)
The Trigger City Blues

07)
Looking to Love Somebody

08)
The Sun And The Sea

09)
If You Love Her

10)
Stand In

Info:
“I grew up in an atmosphere where anything was possible. I always felt I was living completely at the centre of things, that the world was mine.”

Thirty four years on from the first album he played on, the seminal Magazine’s post-punk classic “Real Life”, comes an album that touches on the sonic stepping stones he’s used year by year to pave his way to now, his coruscating new album, I Will Set You Free.

The memories and experience from performing and taking his work across the world with Magazine, the Bad Seeds, Iggy Pop, The Gun Club, writing for David Lynch, Danny Boyle, being nominated for the Mercury Prize, scoring an Olivier award-winning ballet, scooping the Best Short Story gong at Italy’s Piemonte Noir festival for his debut work of fiction and writing, directing and editing a movie whilst simultaneously heading back to grace the stage with a reformed Magazine during their triumphant 2009 tour… All of which has directly informed this album, colouring it with a steady, sure-handed experience that emanates from the swagger and fingertip fire of rock numbers Get Your Mind Right, Destination & The Sun and The Sea, to the emotive, yearning noir ballads of If You Love Her and Looking To Love Somebody and the new wave inflicted power pop of Turnaround and Stand In.

Barry has ultimately channelled himself to make an album that is unmistakably Barry Adamson, gravitating finally to the core of who he is and revealing his findings to startling results.

An avid embracer of shifts in culture and technology, the internet’s grip on our modern life, plus an overwhelming desire to keep moving and keep improving ones self feeds into all of the art Adamson creates. Where magic and fear once again run amok and hell no longer looms around the corner but lives right here, kneeling on our plates, Adamson surrenders before amplifiers and screens creating himself, producing effortlessly this propaganda and letting it now live by his name alone. Looking for the kill; searching for the beauty. The results creating a live link to where he grew up thinking himself the centre of everything, yet sending it back out with such a cohesive communication to today.

Adamson as an artist and an auteur has firmly hit a new peak in his creative stride and, finally free of the shackles of mute obsequiousness, he has created both the album of his career and an album for the year.

Listen:
“Destination”

“Turnaround”

more soon

Video:
Destination

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Buy:
Barry Adamson (several formats)
Amazon GER (CD)
Amazon GER (vinyl)
Amazon GER (digital)
Amazon UK (CD)
Amazon UK (vinyl)
Amazon US (CD)
Amazon US (digital)
HMV (CD)
HMV (vinyl)
iTunes (digital)
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Websites:
Barry Adamson
Central Control