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Cosmic Ground - Cosmic Ground 5 Galaxy Yellow & Black Vinyl Edition
Cosmic Ground
Cosmic Ground 5 Galaxy Yellow & Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | UK | Reissue (Deep Distance)
11,99 €* 14,99 € -20%
Release:2020 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Electronic / Dance
The first release for the year on Polytechnic Youth’s sister label, the more kosmische flavoured Deep Distance; sees the next instalment of the mighty Cosmic Ground oeuvre. The on-off project for Electric Orange’s electronic maestro Dirk Jan Muller, and LP 5 here, is simply incredible.
Cosmic Ground - Cosmic Ground 5
Long Distance Poison - Astro Topoi
Long Distance Poison
Astro Topoi
LP | 2018 | UK | Original (Deep Distance)
13,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Much like it’s sister label Polytechnic Youth, Deep Distance has had a quiet post summer period since full lengths from ZOFFF and Matthew Simms (of Wire’s) solo LPs, flew out earlier in the year.

However, the more kraut / kosmische flavoured arm to PY bounces right back with a beauty here. The brand new LP from Brooklyn duo LONG DISTANCE POISON, which follows a slew of releases on Hausu Mountain, Oxtail Recordings and previously Ecstatic Peace, not to mention the sold out “Human Program” LP right here on DD in 2015.
The record- their third- was partly conceived during their residency at The Clocktower Gallery at Pioneer Works, in the words of the bands’ Nathan Cearley as “a spectral experiment in the play between compositional zones of apparent stability and zones of undefined emptiness. Using random, pseudo-random, intuitive and generative processes, the record burns within the paradox of a song that isn’t a song, a creature of chaos camouflaged in a simulacra of rhythm and melody and structure.

“Astro Topoi” opens with the long form work “Ausunya,” a shifting space that slowly mutates from layering drones to spectral howls to heavy waters and finally rhythmic minimalisms. Side B begins with the raw drones of “Liminal Diamond” giving way to a weirdo blues scape that transform into blissful and shimmering horizons before reducing down to essential funk. The keystone and third song, “Blue Umbra,” plays with different forms of random in order to create simulated forms of pop that inevitably come undone before imploding into Krauty, medieval modalities.

“Astro Topoi” is cosmic music without any preconceived notion as to what the cosmos is, or whether or not it even exists. Space music without the idea of space. Each song is the expression of the unpredictable play of Nathan Cearley’s modular synthesizers, Erica Bradbury’s analog keyboards, and a variety of broken old analog equipment including an old Arp Omni, Moog Satellite, Opus 3 and ‘Mini”.

The back cover of the album features an essay by science fiction writer and poet
Peter Milne Grenier. Easily their most “listenable and yet in some ways, head scratching” album to date, “Astro Topoi” is recommended for explorative ears that embrace mystery!

A pressing of 300 and destined for a speedy sell out….
Slows - A Great Big Smile From Venus
Slows
A Great Big Smile From Venus
LP | 2018 | UK | Original (Deep Distance)
12,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Limited to 300 copies.

“The past two years has seen Matthew Simms (multi-instrumentalist & producer; Wire, It Hugs Back, Bill Fay, Uuuu, Chastity Belt) release two LP’s of looping transcendental, instrumental music on London’s great Deep Distance label, and perform shows in the UK and USA, including opening dates with Tortoise, Juliana Barwick & Michael Rother of Neu!

While the first LP focused on solely on the sound of his beloved old Farfisa Organ; evoking the minimalism of Terry Riley and JD Emmanuel and the 2nd his growing obsession with modular synth put through a chain of old tape delays and reverb, resulting in a more hazy Krautrock feel, akin to that of Cluster or NEU!

On this third LP it’s all changed again, with the tracks growing out of the drum recordings of Matt Schultz (HOLY FUCK, ENON, LAKE RUTH).

Having Matt’s drums to kick things off, this record turned into something much noisier and varied than the previous release; still repetitive and minimal but with more sense of wild abandon and embracing a free-jazz influence, like that heard within the sound of the Sun Ra Arkestra”.

SLOWS is a project started by accident that has grown into a fantastic place for Matthew Simms to experiment, collaborate and follow his ideas, regardless of boundaries and not tied by anything or anyone. Where next...?
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