out now: Carl Finlow – Introspective [20/20 Vision Recordings]

 

Artist:
Carl Finlow

 

Title:
Introspective

 

Label:
20/20 Vision Recordings

 

Cat#:
VIS307

 

Release Date:
10th September 2018

 

Format:
digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Anomaly

02.
Convergence

03.
Equilibrium

04.
Dangerous Devotion

05.
Definition

06.
Undercover

07.
Broken Mirror

08.
Electrocide

09.
Unintensional

10.
Eventuality

11.
Format Wars

12.
We Suspect

13.
Moonax

14.
Mr Machine

15.
Electromotive Force

16.
Informatics

17.
Proteus

18.
Entron

19.
Nanotech

20.
Spectra

21.
Rendered

 

Press Info:
“For quite a number of years now I have been convinced that Mr Finlow is a conduit for musical transmissions beamed from a parallel universe, sometime in the future”. – Andrew Weatherall

“Carl has produced some of my favorited electro tracks of all time, and successfully occupies the most space in my record collection. He’s possibly not human”. – Maceo Plex

“Carl Finlow has been to the Electro movement a breath of fresh air. Whenever visiting Europe and playing clubs, I would always hear some music that always stood out from the rest, and caught my ear. Viewing the DJs record would always show a Carl Finlow moniker or production. Carl Finlow’s vocoder work was amazing and inspiring!”. – Keith Tucker / Aux 88

We hear the phrase ‘unsung hero’ slung around often, but if ever there was a true unsung hero in electronic music it would be Carl Finlow. Active since the early 90s, Finlow has produced a prolific catalogue under the pseudonyms Voice Stealer, Silicon Scally and Random Factor on revered labels including Warp, Klang and NovaMute. It is now time for Finlow to stand up and be counted for his lifetime contribution under his own name.

Finlow was the co-founder of 20/20 Vision records and produced many of the early releases so it is a fitting tribute that the label has now compiled a collection of his very best electro works including the timeless classics ‘Anomaly’, ‘Convergence’ and ‘Broken Mirror’ as well as undiscovered cutting edge gems like ‘Undercover’, ‘Format Wars’ and ‘Electromotive Force’.

Born in Liverpool, Finlow was given a Moog Concert Mate MG1 by his father at the age of 13. He spent his lunch breaks entertaining the bored kids of Fisher Moore High School with the original Axel F theme by Harold Faltermeyer. Carl was completely self-taught, managing to work out how to play keys and program synthesizers in his downtime. He has a pitch perfect ear and a natural gift for producing music.

Of course there was Kraftwerk at the centre of Finlow’s universe but his knowledge was honed from a young age into the more experimental worlds of Tomita, Raymond Scott, Wendy Carlos, Delia Derbyshire and the BBC Radiophonic workshop. Early forays into electro included listening to Cybotron and Model 500 but Finlow’s prolific period coincided with the second wave of Detroit electro led by Drexciya and Aux 88 and the superb album by Dopplereffekt, ‘Infophysix’. But it was the late James Stinson (1969-2002) produced Elecktroids – ‘Elektroworld’ that left the biggest imprint. Both albums were on constant repeat at the infamous after-parties that happened at The Farm most weekends after going to Back To Basics club in Leeds. After the weekend dust had settled, Finlow retreated into the studio to forge his own unique mark on the electro genre. The product is in your hands now.

 

Listen:
@ JunoDownload

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Definition”

“Convergence”

 

Special:
“Killekill Podcast #003”

 

Recommendation:
“Jack Out EP” by Sync 24 & Silicon Scally on Cultivated Electronics

 

Buy Digital:
JunoDownload
Beatport Classic
WhatPeoplePlay
Google Play
more soon

 

Websites:
Carl Finlow @ Soundcloud
20/20 Vision Recordings

 

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