out now: Various – Open Space Volume 1 [Figure]

 

Artist:
Various

 

Title:
Open Space Volume 1

 

Label:
Figure

 

Cat#:
FIGURELP06

 

Release Date:
13th November 2020

 

Format:
vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist:
A1.
kirilik
The Beginning Of Everything

A2.
John Beltran
The Morning Moves The Sun

B1.
Sebastian Mullaert
In The Mist We Appeared

B2.
JakoJako
Deine Augen

C1.
The 7th Plain
For Cocteaux And Budd

C2.
Len Faki
Find Your Way

D1.
The Persuader
Remembering Water Pearls

D2.
Ralf Hildenbeutel
April

E1.
Moritz von Oswald
Silence

E2.
Kangding Ray
Treize

F1.
Tin Man
Lovely Acid

F2.
Antigone
Indiana Police

 

Press Info:
In a year of global shift and continuous changes, Figure takes a leap of faith and extends its catalog by introducing a completely new compilation series to the label. The Open Space series will feature forward-thinking Electronica and Ambient from a well-curated list of seasoned producers. Compositions that invite to let the mind wander, weaving stories, and conjuring up emotions.

While these softer genres have already played a respected role in former Figure releases, for the first time in the label’s history they are now being given the center stage. Volume 1 sets the mark by providing producers whom we’ve come to love for their dancefloor-centric output with an open space to showcase another side of their skillset. Open Space remains open to various strains of Electronica and Ambient, ranging from the introspective synth-monologues (Sebastian Muellaert / Kirilik), drony dub-experimentalism (Moritz Von Oswald), alive and breathing takes on the genre (JakoJako), to singular compositions which slowly build their own lasting narrative and thus develop a genuine, emotive quality (John Beltran / Tin Man ). Len Faki himself proves the artistic breadth of Open Space, sharing a powerful and conscious message through a rare and delicate moment of him exploring the form of spoken words. Other contributions include Jesper Dahlbäck as The Persuader, Luke Slater as 7th Plain, or Ralf Hildenbeutel – a former production partner of Sven Väth and now a successful composer of film soundtracks. Unfairly reduced to background music, it is not the kind of Ambient featured on the Open Space series. It is an engaging body of music, bonded by its contemplative, enveloping nature. Open Space bands together an array of fascinatingly skilled producers, finally given the opportunity to present some of their most creative and emotional material yet to date.

 

Snippets:
@ Deejay

 

Snippets:
Moritz von Oswald – “Silence”

more soon

 

Recommendations:
Arthur Robert’s “Arrival (Part 2)” on Figure
Arthur Robert’s “Arrival (Part 1)” on Figure
Pablo Mateo’s “Weird Reflections Beyond The Sky” on Figure
Inland’s “Time Leak EP” on Figure
“Pitch Black EP” by Matrixxman x Setaoc Mass on Figure
Markus Suckut’s “DNA” on Figure

 

Buy Vinyl:
Juno
Deejay
Decks
Red Eye Records
HHV
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
soon

 

Websites:
Figure

 

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