out now: Various – Uncertain Landscape (Part 1) [Gradient]

 

Artist:
Various

 

Title:
Uncertain Landscape (Part 1)

 

Label:
Gradient

 

Cat#:
GRA004

 

Release Date:
28th September 2020

 

Format:
vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist:
A1.
BNJMN
Abyssal Surge

A2.
Arthur Kimskii
Natasha

B1.
Wrong Assessment
The Eight

B2.
Electric Indigo
Volcanite

 

Press Info:
Berlin techno luminary Jamaica Suk announces her most ambitious project yet: Uncertain Landscape.

This 17-track, 4x 12” vinyl release on her acclaimed Gradient label will be released in four installments from Autumn to Winter 2020 and brings together a host of diverse techno talent.

She will release a DJ mix featuring all 17 tracks to complete the series accompanied by a film from Anthony Vouardoux. The project is made up of a wishlist of names whose music she has been heavily supporting in her sets over the last few years. “​I wrote specific producers inquiring for tracks that would be fitting to the label and also fit the DJ mix that I’m recording from these tunes. I’m looking to promote music that shares the same vision as I do.​”

It marks the first original releases on Gradient from producers other than herself, which is a change of tact from her original plan for her imprint. “​Initially I wanted to only release my music on Gradient including remixes – but it doesn’t make sense as there’s so much inspiration out there. By expanding the label’s network we create our own tribe.”

Jittery rhythms with a touch of ‘Spastik’ about them propel ​BNJMN​’s ‘Abyssal Surge’ into life, with a big riverbed sound abounding as the track builds through haunting sustained tones and glitching mechanics.

Arthur Kimskii thundering ‘Natasha’ pummels from the first moment, with shuddering sub bass carving its way through the sound field as hypnotic bleeps pulse in the distance. Rapid-fire. Filtering percussive waves accentuate the bassline’s incessant 16ths rhythms, all the while the resonant kicks hammering away beneath.

Wrong Assessment’s ‘The Eight’ is a dissonant avalanche of warped textures, where grunting synth thrusts rub up against industrious pulses and chattering hi-hat patterns weave in and out of the mix. Stuttering bass and cymbal rides complete the urgent feel.

Introspective respite comes from Electro Indigo’s ‘Volcanite’, a stirring piece of broken beat experimentation where graceful pads slide hauntingly over taut kick and bass patterns and beautiful ghostly analog synth notes.

Look out for parts 2-4 coming soon and special audio + visual showcases.

 

Snippets:

 

Full Track Streaming:
Electric Indigo – “Volcanite”

Wrong Assessment – “The Eight”

 

Specials:
BNJMN – “Vurt Podcast 21”

Arthur Kimskii – “Curated by DSH #055”

Wrong Assessment – “Cérémonie Podcast 005”

Electric Indigo – “Sounds From NoWhere Podcast #111”

 

Related Releases:
sampler “Uncertain Landscape Part 2”
sampler “Uncertain Landscape Part 3”
sampler “Uncertain Landscape Part 4”

 

Recommendations:
BNJMN’s “Hypnagogia” on Delsin Records
Electric Indigo’s “Seven EP” on HET Records
Wrong Assessment’s “De Astrologia” on Counterchange Recordings
Gradient releases

 

Buy Vinyl:
Jamaica Suk @ Bandcamp
Deejay
Juno
Decks
Red Eye Records
Hardwax
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
Jamaica Suk @ Bandcamp
more soon

 

Websites:
Gradient

 

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