Mick Welch – Octaves Of Energy [AMR034E]

Altered Moods Recordings releases its next vinyl EP “Octaves of Energy”. This three-tracker by Mick Welch is a smooth, sultry adventure into the core ethos of AMR music. The “Octaves of Energy” release represents his latest foray into the deepness. “Conscious Field” kicks things off with a tambourine- and high-hat infused beat with rich, dark leads burbling up throughout, interrupted now and then by a wistful bridge with an echoing voice telling you not to be afraid. “Mind Force” is another laid back jam, with a bright, crisp cowbell intertwine with an accouterment of lush pads and silky leads. The final track on the flip side, “Octave 50,” is the deepest cut of the three and also the easiest to work the dance floor with. With its sinewy, filtered pad and bubbly bass line combined with warm, warbling leads, it fits both in the studio and at the club.

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Mick Welch – Octaves Of Energy [AMR034E]

VA – Rotate Freely [AMR035R]

Californian label Altered Moods Recordings returns in triumphant fashion with one more split 12″. Inspired by the Freerotation festival, label boss Malcolm Moore has called on artists who have either played or attended the cultish Welsh gathering for this Rotate Freely 12″. Along with Moore, Natan H, Chicago Skyway and Mick Welch all contribute.

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VA – Rotate Freely [AMR035R]

Mick Welch – Morphological Construct [ESR001]

Classically rooted Neo-Detroit electro from Mick Welch, initiating his Elektrosouls Recordings with a Stephen Hitchell-mastered set of machine rhythms. Welch certainly knows his B12, Black Dog, Juan Atkins and Kenny Larkin tracks, as he neatly approximates a style in between each of his predecessors with crisp and robustly robotic rhythms alloyed to piquant synthlines benefitting from Hitchell’s mastering clarity.

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Mick Welch – Morphological Construct [ESR001]