“The Coldest Season”
Deep Chord Presents: Echospace
Produced using nothing but vintage analog equipment : Roland Space Echo, Echoplex, Korg tape delay, vintage signal processors, noise generators, Sequential Circuits 8 bit samplers & numerous analog synthesizers – this project goes back to the heady days of Berlin-based proto dub/techno variations, recorded and produced in Detroit and Chicago. Three of the worlds most important Techno cities colliding to form a whole that perfectly bridges the gap between The Motor City’s emotive arrangements, The Windy city’s percussive robustness, and Berlin’s life-altering Basic Channel continuum. Listened to in one sitting, “The Coldest Season” chooses a different arrangement and track selection to slowly build up momentum and space – taking in the muted steppers reduction of “Abraxas” and the icy soundscaping of “Ocean Of Emptiness” before reaching a crescendo of sorts with the radiant techno of “Elysian” and the majestic dub killer “Empyrean” – the most revered track on board bringing this 80 minute album to a perfect close.