“A common childhood memory of those who were born in the last century is to have read encyclopedias, with colorful illustrations that showed us what the future would be like. In those days, as we calculated with expectation how much time was left until the year 2000, technology appeared before us as the Holy Grail, as a promise of a better tomorrow. Time has passed and we became adults, with worries and debts, and with a large part of our lives influenced and managed by machines. Are we living in that future that we expected? Clearly not. As ordinary citizens we cannot travel to Outer Space. There are no cities on the Moon or orbiting the Earth. There are no robots doing housework in our homes. On the other hand, there were many other things that did not appear in these optimistic encyclopedias. And not all are good.
But Electronic Music, especially in its expressions linked to Techno, has the power to revive that feeling of amazement and wonder at the products of human ingenuity. This is precisely what defines the music of Felipe Baradit, a composer and producer from Valparaíso with a long career trajectory. A creator of great perseverance, who cultivates a sound true to his roots, without opportunism or posturing, Baradit weaves rhythms and melodies of synthetic atmosphere that suggest a mediated daily life, in a multicultural Latin America and continuously changing. Revolución Tecnológica (Technological Revolution) is a disc of stylized sound that evokes completely humanized landscapes, with forms of life designed to grow and develop around us. To listen to this work is to unite our imagination with that of its author and to open our senses to its peculiar energy. To capture its vibrations, which someone gifted with synesthesia might visualize with iridescent colors, is an experience that I personally recommend living.”
“It is with great pleasure and eagerness that Recycled Plastics is able to introduce the listening world to Demi Odessa, a talented young man who has managed to create one of the best Summer albums we’ve ever heard. BODY MEMORY is notable not only because it is the first RP release to feature vocals, but because it embodies a beautiful confluence of youthful melancholy, seasonal playfulness, lo-fi charm and incredibly measured restraint. Elements of Demi Odessa can be traced all over the place, from warm tape-decked house music to minimal techno, from 1990’s trip hop records to classical synthpop – it’s all present, natural and unforced. Body Memory sounds easy, accessible and plays to both down and up moods at all the right points, still never letting the curtain pull back so much that we ever get a clear picture of the person behind it.
Keen listeners note: The limited edition CD-R comes with a disc-exclusive bonus track – a Milieu remix of “Don’t” that displaces Odessa’s lonesome vocals into a SAW 85-92 pool of bittersweetness for night-time cough syrup relaxation…”
“jimmy lacy brings a decade of wild synthesizer to his latest and most personal project to date, SiP. when the music is good the synths and rhythm beats clear space to think about life and the decisions that find you here. this is not music for dancing, but may it embolden positive steps!
live at the whistler is a document of a performance at the whistler in chicago on october 27, 2017. lope. rise and fall. mellow. repetition. hiss. zones.”