Rolling dub techno thread

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This was suggested in the Deadbeat thread... There seems to be a lot of great stuff coming out in this vein recently (or maybe my awareness of the scene is just much larger than it has been lately): Deadbeat's "Drawn and Quartered", Morphosis's "What Have We Learned", John Daly's "First Water", Andy Stott's "Passed Me By", etc. I've always been into stuff like this, but it was upon revisiting Monolake's epic "Hong Kong" during a recent post-surgery overnight hospital stay and being floored like never before that I got back into it with intent. What else in this vein coming out recently is worth looking into? What are some older favorites?

Clarke B., Tuesday, 19 July 2011 23:20 (ten years ago) link

e c h o s p a c e

ILX Point Never (diamonddave85), Tuesday, 19 July 2011 23:23 (ten years ago) link

deepchord presents echospace - liumin, brock van wey - white clouds drift on and on (cd2 esp.)

ILX Point Never (diamonddave85), Tuesday, 19 July 2011 23:24 (ten years ago) link

this is probably my favorite genre atm

ILX Point Never (diamonddave85), Tuesday, 19 July 2011 23:25 (ten years ago) link

I'm leaning that way myself... I'll have to check that out. Do you like the Sandwell District stuff? I just got "Variance 1-3" by Function, and it's admirably rigorous and skeletal. I love the stuff that's juuust on the verge of being overly austere but still manages to bring it.

Clarke B., Tuesday, 19 July 2011 23:35 (ten years ago) link

haven't heard anything from sandwell district, but i will soon! i just found echospace from a random recommendation a while back and i've just been kinda exploring that universe.. heard a few things from echocord as well which were pretty good

ILX Point Never (diamonddave85), Wednesday, 20 July 2011 00:00 (ten years ago) link

also deadbeat's radio rothko seems like a pretty good mixtape of the scene

ILX Point Never (diamonddave85), Wednesday, 20 July 2011 00:04 (ten years ago) link

seems like this revival has been going strong for a few years now. I was all-in on it when I first started hearing those familiar Chain Reaction stabs in house and dubstep, but quickly got tired of it due to too much of an over-reliance on the original 90s sound and not enough innovation. The Deadbeat is really good, though, and I love the hell out of that Sandwell District album, which tells me there's still a lot of life left in the genre. Kind of getting fully back into it now. Can't wait to check out some of the other albums you mention.

rockapads, Wednesday, 20 July 2011 00:09 (ten years ago) link

Awesome idea for a thread. For starters I think you definitely need

- All Maurizio
- All Basic Channel
- All Chain Reaction
- All Vladislav Delay for the experimental
- Rhythm & Sound: See Mi Yah, With The Artists, Rhythm & Sound, See Mi Yah Remixes for the Jamaican
- Pole 1,2,3

I don't think Morphosis, Function or Sandwell District belong here as they are more specifically techno?

This music has a weird thing about it in that it can often seem very uniform and even sterile but then there might be the slightest change inside of the all familiar pattern and it suddenly becomes music of the Gods. I think it's interesting that people all over the Internet accuse it of being boring and redundant.

There is also a forum on discogs

wolves lacan, Wednesday, 20 July 2011 21:30 (ten years ago) link

morphosis is not dub at all.

sandwell district has dubby elements just like a lot of the marcel dettman/ben klock/berghain type of stuff

sisilafami, Wednesday, 20 July 2011 22:02 (ten years ago) link

Wolves, thanks; I've already got all those... Although I would love to get my hands on the full-length Maurizio tracks on vinyl. I just have the metal-box CD from years back. Rhythm & Sound's s/t and With the Artists are just incredible. Morphosis is pretty hard to categorize, I think.

Clarke B., Thursday, 21 July 2011 13:39 (ten years ago) link

I've been listening to Deepchord's Hash-bar loops a bit recently, while working. It's nice background music. I don't think I will ever be as bowled over by dub techno as I was ten or so years ago but it's still nice.

mmmm, Thursday, 21 July 2011 13:44 (ten years ago) link

six years pass...

Fluxion has a nice new EP with two Deepchord remixes of their track Multidirectional. It sounds like what the math suggests it would :)

Dominique, Saturday, 16 September 2017 14:12 (four years ago) link

three years pass...

Been going through a lot of this lately and I have to say I just don't know if I can be convinced that anybody ever did this better than Basic Channel, Maurizio, and Rhythm & Sound.

beard papa, Tuesday, 14 September 2021 23:22 (four days ago) link

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