Deepchord – Functional Extraits 1/2 [SOMA626/SOMA632]

Detroit’s deep techno master, Deepchord, makes a more than welcome return to Soma after 5 years. With a brand new album dropping, Rod Modell delves deep into his ethereal sonic world to bring ‘Functional Extraits’. Built in a way that only Deepchord can, he transports you to different realms with lush soundscapes and perfectly processed electro-acoustics giving you an insight to the mind of the unique artist.

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Deepchord – Functional Extraits 1/2 [SOMA626/SOMA632]

Rod Modell – Captagon [TRESOR312]

Tresor Records welcomes Rod Modell to its catalogue, with the release of his new album Captagon.
Rod Modell needs no introduction, his various projects render him a master of techno. In repetition and barely noticeable change, Modell resculptures perceptions. His sound-design echoes cinematic ethereality, where ferric artefacts slam against percussion, rusty delays filter observation – the resulting web is a complex, radiating ambience that etches a natural ebb and flow.

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Rod Modell – Captagon [TRESOR312]

Deepchord – Auratones [SOMALP117]

A foray into deep, organic, cinematic dance music. Subterranean bass, intercepted alien transmissions, and stripped down dance-beats meld with sheets of sounds that roll over the listener like waves lapping up on the shore. Shimmering, watery, brain hemisphere synchronization tones caress and melt stress away. Dance floor friendly tracks that work equally well in one s private listening space. Immersive music with a distinctive aquatic quality. Inspired by Detroit & Berlin s dance genres, but tempered by more ambience / atmosphere than one would expect from those genres. Music without harshness or rough edges. Fuzzy, out-of-focus, soft-sounds that slip in and out of the listener’s consciousness. Uniquely melds current dance rhythms with lushness and spirituality. Synesthetic sounds that trigger sensory experiences in cognitive pathways other than hearing smells of perfumes, thoughts of colours, and altered perception of time and space. Psychoacoustic, cerebral, electronic listening music for those wanting a different experience than the current harsher, darker dance trends are offering. Responsibly made gentle music designed from the ground-up to have a positive effect on the nervous system and leave the listener invigorated and recharged. Chi-building sonic balm. Timeless, exotic dance tracks for a new school of electronic music enthusiasts who are searching for beautiful sounds, crafted with a higher purpose in mind.

vinyl / CD

Deepchord – Auratones [SOMALP117]

Radius – Obsolete Machines [ECHOSPACEDETROITRDSLP1]

This marks the first vinyl release from Echospace [Detroit] this year. An unreleased classic from the vaults emerges with beautiful reshapes by CV313 (recorded and reshaped from 2007-2016). This is where the sound of CV313 was realized, culled from cassette tapes recorded live (1995-2000).

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Radius – Obsolete Machines [ECHOSPACEDETROITRDSLP1]

Deepchord – Campfire EP [SOMA497]

Deepchord is back on Soma and drops the first single from forthcoming album, Auratones due in October. As is expected from the Detroit based sound designer, the Campfire EP is everything we have come to know and admire about his productions, from the spaced out, ambient sound fields to classic Dub Techno.

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Deepchord – Campfire EP [SOMA497]

Deepchord – Ultraviolet Music [SOMACD111]

Given his prolific nature, fresh material from Rod Modell under the Deepchord guise is not news. There is, though, something rather special and extra-ordinary about Ultraviolet Music, an expansive, double-disc full length for Soma, which the Detroit-based producer has described as “hallucinogenic”. Taking dub techno as his blueprint, Modell delivers an impressive collection of hypnotic, out-there moments that also take influence from ambient, Detroit techno, deep house, and the kind of fuzzy, beguiling sonic textures guaranteed to flip your lid. While many of Modell’s albums feature epic, 20-minute plus workouts, here he quickly shuffles between shorter moments whilst retaining a deliciously dubby dancefloor pulse.

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Deepchord – Ultraviolet Music [SOMACD111]

Deepchord – Luxury Part 2 [SOMA417]

Rob Modell expertly crafting two starry, melodic and admirably hypnotic compositions for Soma Records. Choose between the twinkling melodies, rolling chords and starlight grooves of “Luxury 3” and the bolder, more sci-fi tinged “Luxury 4”, whose undulating percussion, fluid chords and dub-style live mixing guarantee eyes-wide-shut thrills.

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Deepchord – Luxury Part 2 [SOMA417]

Deepchord – Lanterns [AI001]

Astral Industries is a creative platform that challenges artists to experiment, collaborate and work outside of their comfort zones. For their first release, Rod Modell (a.k.a. Deepchord) presents ”Lanterns” – an epic journey through an evolving sonic landscape propelled by the churning momentum of reverb-soaked percussion.

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Deepchord – Lanterns [AI001]

Deepchord – Luxury [SOMA394]

The ever-reliant Deepchord kicks off 2014 in his usual stylish way with two deep cuts in the Luxury EP. After last years jaunt into the ambient with 20 Electrostatic Soundfields, Rod Model return to the world of slick beats and even dreamier synths and atmospheres. Luxury 1 ebbs in majestically as beautifully crafted layers of synths glide across field recorded drops of water that instantly play with your senses. Pumping sub bass fills the rest of the spectrum as Rod does what he does best by creating an unending slick groove, pieced together by crisp percussion. Yet more atmospherics come into play in Luxury 2 as otherworldly field recordings are brought to life through the use of Rod’s unique processing and layers of dream state synths. A perfectly worked groove seems to come out of nowhere and glides gently under the atmosphere; again subtle percussion ties everything together seamlessly.

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Deepchord – Luxury [SOMA394]

Deepchord – Tonality Of Night [SOMA352]

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The inspirational Rod Modell aka Deepchord follows up Sommer, his second album on Soma, with two exclusive tracks perfectly laid down in only the way he can, giving us ‘Tonality of Night’. Both tracks clock in over the 10 minute mark as Deepchord takes us on yet another journey through the unfathomable depths of his unmistakable production.

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Deepchord – Tonality Of Night [SOMA352]

DeepChord Presents Echospace ‎– Silent World (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) [ECHOSPACELP313-LP-2]

First new album from the Echospace duo since the critically acclaimed ‘Liumin’ double album on Manchester’s beloved Modern Love imprint. The sonic structure of this album was the basis for what later became ”Liumin” released on Modern Love but this exploration is something all together different, left untreated and unprocessed from its original 1/2” tape to preserve the natural organic state of the recording. The LP is a soundtrack to Silent World, an independent film produced by Rod Modell that will come out on DVD sometime after the album.

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DeepChord Presents Echospace ‎– Silent World (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) [ECHOSPACELP313-LP-2]

VA – Altering Illusions [ECHOSPACE313LP1]

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Limited edition label compilation from Echospace, Detroit featuring unreleased material from cv313, Deepchord, Echospace, Intrusion & Variant. 4 x 12” 160 gram mixed colored vinyl with full color gatefold jacket with poly lined inserts.

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VA – Altering Illusions [ECHOSPACE313LP1]

Deepchord – Hash-Bar Remnants Pt.1 [SOMA310D]

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As a prelude to his highly anticipated Soma debut LP, Hash-Bar Loops, scheduled for release in early July 2011, here’s Amsterdam Remnants – an epic two track EP of what remains from his extended sojourn in the city. Whilst both tracks on the EP are not featured on the album itself, they retain the characteristic warmth, depth and stunning atmosphere of what lies therein.

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Deepchord – Hash-Bar Remnants Pt.1 [SOMA310D]