THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN. RHYTHM VERSION.
Originally released : Atheus / Relapxych.00* – Shapes / Phases
Ghost Sounds – PXYCH.02
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
Split EP featuring the magnificent Atheus track 'The Magic Mountain' which has been driving me wild for months on mp3, now on limited edition vinyl. Flip over and we have two dastardly ambient cuts from the enigmatic Relapxch.00, who of course featured on the label's earlier compilation. This twelve is really pushing the right buttons for me right now. Sublime. Limited edition.
COLOURED VINYL - Deeper dub techno and blue ambience from Atheus and newcomer Relapxych.0. Atheus has provided a small but killer catalogue of dub techno with a defined dancefloor edge for MoM and Styrax, and comes to this plate with two gorgeous tracks, one showing his heavy subs driven style on 'Strategem' with a neat Maurizio tribute and one delving deeper into the dub techno ether on 'The Magic Mountain' for the more reflective dub techno types. Relapxych.0's style edges further from the dancefloor with two Gas styled efforts, running a thick pulse of subbass through 'Landmark' with densely layered atmospherics, or incorporating thrummed guitars, strings and sonorous synths into a meditative mass on 'Desert Nightfall'. Fans of Wolfgang Voigt, Deepchord or Sven Weisemann should check this without delay - Highly Recommended,
**Deluxe hardback trifold digipak** Anders Peterson and Atheus, the rarified producer/engineers behind Ghost Sounds, collect eight sublime moments of dub and ambient techno on CD for the 1st time, including two previously unreleased tracks. Serge presents two original productions as Atheus; easing us in with the ultra-wide, subbass-cushioned flow of 'The Magic Mountain' beside the hazy, reverberant Dub House space of 'Stratagem', and later remixing A.P's 'Garden Therapy' as an opulent eighteen minutes of beatless, opiated ambience, and also contributing the Deathprod-esque title track. In contrast to Serge's stark minimalism, the aesthetic of designer, composer and Ghost Sounds CEO Anders Peterson is arguably more lush and melodically fragrant. He introduces himself with the delicately tactile dub of 'Desert Rainfall' and slow-motion heave of 'Landmark' as Relapxych.00, while the impressionistic, Muslimgauze-like sound-scaping of 'Garden Therapy' and the decaying ten minute Techno delicacy 'Atmospheric Stratification' sign his sound with a deeply etheric, elemental watermark.
released April 9, 2009
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