The latest release on Private Possessions finds itself landing in the embrace-inducing, euphoric, yet tear-worthy Bermuda Triangle of the proverbial DJ vibeboard: the cathartic response to over two years of album-dedicated studio time. The release also begs of a more existential question bleeding into the social consciousness: “Where do we belong?”, to which the answer is simple: “Together”. ‘Reveries Of A Solitary Dancer’ was inspired by an article of the same name by Artforum’s David Velasco. The piece details the legacy of artist Adrian Piper and her extensive body of work, most notably in the field of dance. Velasco reveals Piper’s desire to “transform the mechanisms that divide people into groups” and highlights her belief in dance spaces as conduits for reunification during times of segregation.
Nice Girl returns to Public Possession with her second EP “Whistling Thorn”.
Organic, psychedelic, percussive music with hints to early forms of communication that involved chants and rhythmic movements. Naturally these activities were strongly connected to earth, taking place under the open sky often involving plants to enhance spiritual transmission. Repetitive rituals creating a sense of community & togetherness.
Supreems returns to Lobster Theremin with a hazy, dream-state inducing EP so do as the title says – close your eyes and feel the soaring pads, scattered breakbeats and percussive synths pulse right through you.
Dawn dissevers the earth and skies, Dragonflies twirl into the light of the sun’s world; No vapour dims the air, twinkling lightness buoys the eyes, During the night; I can see leaves flying on the tree branch and settle like tiny butterflies.
Answer Code Request returns with his sophomore album Gens on Ostgut Ton, entering darker but equally bass-heavy territory. Today the musical vision offered by Berghain resident Answer Code Request, real name Patrick Gräser, has proved far-sighted. While at first glance electronic music in 2018 seems increasingly balkanized, borders between genres have once again become fuzzier. Now, on his follow up LP Gens, Gräser looks beyond the bass euphoria of Code toward darker horizons and a desolate atmosphere befitting of current global circumstances. It’s electronic music free from genre constraints – one where a broad palette of broken rhythms, varying speeds, different colors and sound design draws listeners into a synthesized world of its own.
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Gareth Clarke delivers his long awaited sophomore release, underlining his reputation as one of the brightest lights and best-kept secrets in electronic music today. Oozing elegance and sensory richness throughout; subtle, playful and visceral often in the same moment, somehow. GC has elicited the perfect pleasure amalgam for body and brain.
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