What does it sound like?:
Detroit native Deepchord (aka Rod Modell)’s new album is two and a half hours of smeared, hazy dub techno. I’d call it epic if that wasn’t exactly the wrong word for something that is so determinedly interior focused. This is an album to listen to on headphones and float away into a private world. It’s gorgeously liquid ambient stuff, full of echo, delay and reverb, but with a beat never far away under the fog. There’s something of the pastoral quality of Boards Of Canada here, but with an ascetic techno sensibility. It really is marvellous – the only disappointment for me is that the track “Gulf Breeze” isn’t a cover of the old Eat Static crusty trance classic.
What does it all *mean*?
Goes well with…
putting your headphones, closing your eyes and writing off the rest of the evening
Might suit people who like…
The Deadbeat & Paul St Hilaire album that got a bit of traction here last year, Monolake, Boards Of Canada