Substak : Modal [adpt017]

Modal. What does it mean? Modal could be Jazz, but there’s also a Modal Logic, and there are Modal Verbs of course. But listening to the new release by Substak for Adeptlabel I actually think in Modal Fabric.

Modal is an artificial fiber. It is true that we tend to identify the artificial as something unnatural, false, but ‘artificial’ form Latin artificiālis, which means hand-made or man-made. Art is artificial. Modal is artificial.

It’s usual to think that by means of textile fibers we could produce textile fabrics. But truth is that we could manufacture non-woven fabric. The key is how to weave the fiber. In textiles, fiber are weaved, sewed, tied; in non-woven fabric, fibers are related by means of friction, cohesion, adhesion, etc…

Modal fiber can be used to form part of woven or non-woven materials. Something similar happens with sounds. They can produce music or non-music in their mixing process. There’re rhythms and melodies in ‘Modal’ obviously but what it’s crucially important is how the sonic fibers are fused together until reaching the bottom line.

So Modal is a non-woven musical fabric. It is a sound sheet of porous and absorbent rhythms stuck on with elastic melodies. That is the reason why Modal is highly accurate sonic fibers.”

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Format: 3 x File, EP, MP3/320 kbps, FLAC
Released: 14 Apr 2014
Style: Techno, IDM

Illocanblo : Kreakbos LP [kpl016]

“Our new release is an LP by Illocanblo, Kreakbos is a very careful work where the artist shows his skills to play with broken beats and environments very exquisite.”

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Format: 11 x File, Album, MP3/320 kbps, FLAC, WAV
Released: 13 Apr 2014
Style: Dub Techno, Downtempo, Ambient

Trilingo & Cosimo : Higher EP [DigitalDiamonds033]


Trilingo‘s second EP on Digital Diamonds gets support by Oliver Cosimo which leads to a great mixture of progessive grooves crossed by oldschool techno elements maybe someone has heard in the 90ies… Result is a very unique EP that once again punctuates the potential of Trilingo’s skills.”

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Format: 4 x File, EP, MP3/320 kbps, WAV
Released: 10 Apr 2014
Style: Minimal, Techno, Progressive House

Ryo Ikeda : As It Is EP [ddr010]

“Drift Deeper is dedicated to showcasing new emerging artist and 2014 is the year we bring to you a very talented artist residing in Japan. If you recognise the name its because we were honoured to feature Ryo for the first time on the Slow Living Volume 2 compilation.

This is the debut EP from Ryo Ikeda and I am sure you will hear much more from this man. As It Is features five tracks, each touching deeply into your soul with their own delicate, enveloping kindness.”

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Format: 5 x File, EP, MP3/320 kbps, FLAC, WAV
Released: 7 Apr 2014
Style: Dub Techno, Deep House, Ambient