Pre-order of Musicofilia EP. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
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releases July 26, 2019
Record/Vinyl + Digital Album
Numbered edition of 500 Handmade with love in Berlin 1x 12"/ 180g black vinyl DMM mastercut
Each vinyl sleeve is individually painted with highly-pigmented acrylic, on 350g grey cardboard sleeve, protected by a high grade transparent outer sleeve (0,15mm).
Since releasing physical records is increasingly becoming an irrational choice, each ara record will be irrationally produced as an hand-made work of art, involving procedures and techniques such as manually-applied ink, brushed acrylic paint or tape.
Each edition will be individually numbered, recognisable as a part of a whole, while being slightly different by nature.
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Includes digital pre-order of Musicofilia EP.
You get 1 track now
(streaming via the free Bandcamp app
and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the
complete album the moment it’s released.
In line with its concept of presenting a new generation of artists with distinctive sound identities, the second release on ara will come from Adiel. Following her latest ‘Cavallina’ EP made in collaboration with Donato Dozzy, she returns with ‘Musicofilia’, her first record outside her own label.
Due on July 26, 2019 on Kangding Ray’s new label, this EP will enthrall listeners with its intricate rhythms and captivating underlying melodies. Adiel managed to deliver tracks which will suit a variety of spatio-temporal dynamics, while still crafted for the club. The repetitive motives are the EP’s core, pushing further Adiel’s research of hypnotic patterns and raw textures.
‘Musicofilia’ conveys Adiel’s exploration of dissonances colliding with abrasive beats and soothing melodies. Adiel’s research behind this release is rooted in Oliver Sacks’ book Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain (2007) where the neurologist author depicts the cognitive effects of sounds, addressing the impact of repetition in music, and its power to move and heal us.
‘The Call’ starkly highlights the wistful tone of the record, when ‘Vanishing’ offers a dense soundscape underlined by an irregular rhythmic structure, leading to the title track, unfolding as an overdriven club jam. ‘Rednight’, with its throbbing pulse, gracefully concludes this EP by channeling its melancholic, yet sharp spirit.
Kangding Ray is an Icon. He has been producing his music for Raster Media/ Raster Noton/ Stroboscopic Artefacts for more than one decade. «Predawn Qualia» is just a perfect release, a proof of his ability to be on the edge of experimental techno. A "must have". sjah88