Tempo is the theme for the fifteenth Reduct, as the doublet track titles suggest. Though the tempo is not much higher than my usual work, it is enough to change the music to an upbeat vibe whilst still being dub at its core.
Though most of 2017 was spent recording and releasing the “Spectrum” LP under my real name, there were a few ‘plugged’ Minute Of Arc jams. Two variations of an eclectic burst of electronica, and one classic jungle session with Elektron’s Octatrack serving as a center piece to break the beats.
Out now , split EP on Grounded In Humanity with David Hausdorf: “Persecution”. In stock at Decks.de and Grounded in Humanity’s Bandcamp.
“Welcome to a new reality. Things have turned around for humanity. In a bad way. Now the clones are the ones in power and searching for the last hideouts of human survivors in order to exterminate them for good. With the exception of only a few, musically talented specimens, whom the clones want to keep alive so they can produce and play music for their listening pleasure. Lets see how this is going to end. This is chapter 10 out of 12. Not much time left for the grand final.”
“Technologue” is a selection of playful tracks I recorded between September and December of 2013. They are by no means dub excursions, but do share a similar array of analog and digital technology. Same ingredients, different recipe.
Every sound on this EP has been sourced from a pair of Moog Mother-32s, some of the melodic structures were generated using their internal sequencers, or in conjunction with the Koma Komplex Sequencer. Processing included, but was not limited to, granular re-synthesis and aleatoric composition.
The thirteenth “Reduct”, a series that has started in 2008 and is, despite a long hiatus until early 2018, still my outlet for contemporary work in the realm of dub. “Antumbra” came to be whilst preparing for my show at Yaga in Lithuania last summer, resulting in an acidious dub house track with a cosmic flair. “Penumbra” is its technoid counter with a faster rhythm and deeper groove.
This EP is a collection of ‘plugged’ songs I recorded live in my studio in 2015. Each song was recorded in one take and was documented on video for my YouTube channel (youtube.com/user/maskineri). Two of the songs were dissected for further processing and arranging, and will be released on the next full length Minute Of Arc album.