RIYL: Yagya, TM404

Label: Umor-Rex

Orale, güey! My favorite Mexican music label, Umor-Rex, is back with yet another strong release in the form of Driftmachine’s album/EP hybrid RadiationsRadiations is pressed in a vibrant promethazine-codeine (pro-co) peach-mint syrup coloration and I’m not saying it’s something to sip and swerve to, but some of the tracks on here are definitely slowed up. The Sight Below’s (Rafael Anton Irisarri) remix of “Vermiform Burrows” is a dub techno affair akin to an early Yagya track a la Rhythm of Snow or Rigning. Ice cold, in a double styrofoam cup, and ready to sip. “Vermiform Burrows,” which comes later in the track listing, is spaced out dub informed ambience which has more in common with something from TM404. “Radiations,” the title and closing track, along with the Shackleton remix, is brooding experimentation with an industrial bent. “Call Mr. Moriba” is a glistening, yet seedy, reminiscent of something from Mezzanine. Listen to a preview stream of the album by clicking through the Buy Now link and see what you think of it. Cheers!

The Details

PRE-ORDER! Item ships around JAN 26th, 2017

The fourth album of Driftmachine is not an album in the classical context, it´s a collection of new studio music, remixes by Shackleton and The Sight Below, and material previously available only in digital formats.

The album starts off with the surprising Shackleton remix of Radiations, a little gem gleaming with all the spacious percussions you can expect from the British producer. Stretching vibrations over tense atmospheres and post-techno broken beats, Shackleton (who generously offered to contribute this track on his own initiative) delivers a fine feat of rhythmic acrobatics, deconstructing Driftmachine’s modular synthesis. The album features Driftmachine’s latest studio track, Vermiform Burrows, a swinging composition very much in line with the duo’s recent rhythm-oriented work. The Sight Below’s remix of Vermiform Burrows offers a very different perspective and interpretation of their music: minutely detailed and nebulous, an expansive ambient-techno track that de-accelerates the original’s beat. Other surprise in store, is Call Mr. Moriba, which was originally offered as a digital-only bonus-track on the debut album Nocturnes (2014), Driftmachine’s critically acclaimed first LP, and is now available in vinyl format for the first time. Also included is the original LP version of Radiations, first published in the Colliding Contours (2015) album. Driftmachine’s Radiations is an excellent showcase of Andreas Gerth and Florian Zimmer’s sound: obsessive, symmetrical, multilayered; a deep and elegant language based on the shaky, unpredictable foundations of modular synthesis.

LP limited edition of 350 copies pressed on purple colored vinyl, includes a post card with original artwork and free download coupon.

Price $19

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