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U - We Decide Who Comes In
U
We Decide Who Comes In
12" | 2016 | UK | Original (Technicolour)
6,99 €*
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Der mysteriöse Londoner Produzent & DJ U veröffentlicht 4-track 12“ EP auf Technicolour! Es ist wenig über den Londoner Produzenten & DJ U bekannt. Bei einer Reise in Griechenland lernte er den international gefeierten DJ George Fitzgerald kennen, welchem er einige seiner unveröffentlichten Demos anvertraute. Dieser verhalf ihm unter anderen zu Releases auf Erol Alkan’s label Phantasy Sounds für welche er von unter anderen The Guardian, Mixmag und The Line Of Best Fit in höchsten Tönen gelobt wurde. Seine neueste ‚We Decide Who Comes In’ EP bekam ihren Titel als U vor einem prestigeträchtigem Berliner Club mit den Worten ‚Das Ist unser Laden, wir entscheiden wer hier rein kommt‘ abgewiesen wurde. Dies verarbeitet er musikalisch in den vier auf der EP enthaltenen komplexen, tiefgründigen Techno Tunes.
U - Vienna Orchestra
U
Vienna Orchestra
LP | 2016 | EU | Original (Where To Now?)
19,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance, Klassik
U has always displayed an unironic conformity to his own absolutely genuine / occasionally challenging ideal as to what a release should entail. After a series of predominantly, and (in the most loving sense) maybe begrudgingly, dance floor oriented EPs, ‘Vienna Orchestra’ is a long overdue insight into his core fascination as a musician; making complex and intriguing experimental pieces that belie the humble mode of their creation - recording from vinyl records and manipulating the audio on old school samplers. This LP is an insight into scores of hours of twiddling with loops and sequences to create music far removed from its source material (dusty classical records acquired on a trip to Vienna). This is a dense, blunted world, which holds the sound of a musician indulging their own ear’s obsessions and insatiable curiosity. The record’s opening is reminiscent of Walter Schumann’s ‘Night of the Hunter’ soundtrack in its deeply unsettling, creeping feel. The droning high strings in the background prick your ears while, in the foreground, oddly syncopated staccato stabs provide the loping, lurching feel. You could be forgiven for momentarily comparing this to some kind of oddball, Deep Puddle Dynamics-esque excursion… but then the fun begins. Throughout the record, the most consistently striking element is U’s masterful ability to, with the use of relatively simple EQs, filters and basic effects, turn familiar and fairly orthodox sounds into futuristic and daring electronic experimentalism. Forceful strings become ethereal and strange in their timbre, long, drawn-out notes are oscillated to create warped riffs or motifs and the imperfections of the physical format are treated as an essential aspect of the soundscapes he creates (more on this later). His isolation of contemporary rhythms in the source material displays an impeccable musical ear. Moments of the album sound like beatless grime or techno - not in a “YO kidz, Shakespeare was the original rapper!” kind of way - but in the startling, often illuminating fashion they summon connections between styles of the past and present. It’s also fascinating and joyful to hear, in this context, the early rave producers’ technique of pitching one chord or note across several pads / keys to create increments of the scale that shouldn’t really exist. No doubt this would discombobulate a classical purist to the point of distraction but it is a constant delight to hear this fairly un-musical production technique applied within a tuneful, meticulous and unfamiliar paradigm.
U - Friendly Ghost
U
Friendly Ghost
12" | 2016 | EU | Original (Phantasy Sound)
9,89 €* 10,99 € -10%
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
U is a producer and DJ currently living in London. Previous records for Man Make Music have proven suitable for the club as well as home listening, while a collaboration with Babe, Terror as BTU for Erol Alkan’s Phantasy label was varyingly described as “pleasure with a sense of dread” (The Line of Best Fit) and “akin to having five songs playing simultaneously on your computer” (The Guardian). 2014 saw U’s debut ‘Haven In A Heartfelt World’ EP described as "giddy electronic fuzz that packs the subtlest of punches descends into dense glitch noise then returns triumphant gritty and melodic” (Crack Magazine) and “distorted dreamstates” (Ransom Note).After the deranged chamber­edits of 'Vienna' for Where To Now?, U returns to the well­trodden path between flattery and irreverence in dance music with a special edition 2-­track 12" for Phantasy Sound.'Friendly Ghost' enters with a splay of combat­bongos, a thin synthetic aura draws over the fluctuating rhythms before a strangely negative bassline sets the pace in nu­wave perpetual motion, inevitably spiraling back on itself into a clattering reversal.On the flip 'Ascension Hymn' rushes headlong into a mechanical shunter, abruptly dragged back by a frail and singular voice reciting an uncertain mantra of self­fulfilment over this blunted hardcore epic spanning 13 minutes.Pressed to heavyweight vinyl, designed and printed by the artist in an edition of 300ish.
U - We Decide Who Comes In
U
We Decide Who Comes In
12" | 2015 | UK | Original (Technicolour)
8,99 €*
Release:2015 / UK – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Little is known about the London-based producer and DJ who goes by the name of U, but that hasn’t quelled praise from bedroom heads, industry tastemakers and big name press alike. Audio arbiter George FitzGerald originally met U on a holiday in Greece and immediately commissioned a handful of 12”s, each brimming with trademark mechanical bliss, like pleasure tinged with menace. U has since gone on to release for Erol Alkan’s Phantasy Sounds (both as a solo artist and in collaboration with Babe, Terror as BTU), being given the nod by The Guardian, Mixmag and The Line of Best Fit.
U - Heaven In A Heartfelt World
U
Heaven In A Heartfelt World
12" | 2014 | EU | Original (Phantasy Sound)
10,99 €*
Release:2014 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
U, is the name of a DJ currently living in London. Previous records for Man Make Music have proven suitable for the club as well as home listening.
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