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Harmonious Discord 041 Deepchild – Golden Moments in American Manufacturing

1. Vulcanised (Original)

2. Vulcanised (PointBender Remix)

3. Golden Moments in American Manufacturing (Original)

4. Golden Moments in American Manufacturing (Ill76 Remix)

5. Golden Moments in American Manufacturing (Gaunt Remix)

The HD camp has long been fans of the raw underground sound of Australian-born berlin-based warehouse wizard Rick Bull aka Deepchild. His expert control of hardware systems and abstract musical methodology has created an impressive lineage of music on labels like Get Physical, Face II Face, Thoughtless, and Trapez. Rick is a pioneer in the uncharted waters of forward thinking techno and this project is far from an exception. Playing on themes of machinery, chaos, and American ethos Rick brings us Golden Moments in American Manufacturing; a galvanized techno experience showcasing the raw and sometimes abrasive moments in democratic evolution.

Harmonious Discord 041 Deepchild – Golden Moments in American Manufacturing

1. Vulcanised (Original)

2. Vulcanised (PointBender Remix)

3. Golden Moments in American Manufacturing (Original)

4. Golden Moments in American Manufacturing (Ill76 Remix)

5. Golden Moments in American Manufacturing (Gaunt Remix)

The HD camp has long been fans of the raw underground sound of Australian-born berlin-based warehouse wizard Rick Bull aka Deepchild. His expert control of hardware systems and abstract musical methodology has created an impressive lineage of music on labels like Get Physical, Face II Face, Thoughtless, and Trapez. Rick is a pioneer in the uncharted waters of forward thinking techno and this project is far from an exception. Playing on themes of machinery, chaos, and American ethos Rick brings us Golden Moments in American Manufacturing; a galvanized techno experience showcasing the raw and sometimes abrasive moments in democratic evolution.

Vulcanised starts us off with a vocal driven juggernaut. Haunting pitched vocals and arpeggiated bass rolls us through several pockets of sound design and the forefront drum programing is ensured to rattle the windows of your favorite underground haunt. Harmonious Discord’s label boss steps up to remix duties with a muddy bass-laden revision focused on taming the rougher nature of the original. The PointBender quickly evolves into an interplay of mutating synth lines and sharp hardware leads.

Our title track features a cornucopia of distorted rhythm elements the build into an anthem for blue-collar woes. The prevalent vocal “WORK,WORK” is like the drum beat to a tireless task initiated by the hive mind. HD veteran Ill76 offers up a smooth dance floor techno rendition with tugboat atmospheres and cycled rotations of energy building pad progressions. Our final interpretation comes to us from Canadian producer Brandon Sprouse (Driip, Gaunt). Brandon’s gaunt pseudonym borrows many dark and twisted sound design elements present in his Driip pieces but delivers it with a pure techno punch.

Deepchild has yet again set the stage for dystopian artistry through his sonic mastery of haunted spaces. Golden Moments is a subversive reminder of the underlying beauty in the systems and constructs that we all experience daily.

Brendon Moeller – “Both originals are dope.”
Phonogenic (Moodmusic / Turbo) – “‘Vulcanised’ is damn good groovin’.”
Daniel Bortz (Suol / Pastamusik) – “PointBender’s remix … cool one.”
Louk (Compulzion / Druck) – “The Ill76 remix is for me.”
Chris Fortier (Fade) – “Super!”
John Norman (KMS Records / Thoughtless) – “‘Vulcanized’ is just beautiful! Melodic, driving and spacious … just the way I like them. The PointBender remix offers some nice chord stabs to pump up the original. A great EP all around.”
Tyler Stadius (Deepsite / Dialtone Records) – “Serious heavy tracks.”
Adam Collins (Euphoria Records / Omni A.M.) – “This release is amazing. I’ll play them all.”
Alinep (Asia Music / UB Radio) – “All tracks are good, but ‘Vulcanized’ is the f*’ing bomb … I’ll be playing it everywhere.”
Leri Ahel (Mutant Disco Radio Show) – “All versions of ‘Golden Moments …’ are superb. I love it.”
Corbin Dooley (Electric Feel Radio Show) – “Fantastic EP. It’s hard to single out a favorite, but the synth in the PointBender remix really makes it a winner.”

 Posted by at 9:10 am
Dec 162014
 

Deep in the throbbing heart of the still bristles of West Texas enlightened souls united to provide sanctimonious union and prayer for the sounds of the underground. These souls united on a weekend of sonic journeys and paranormal connections.

It was late Friday night when Harmonious Discord founder and producer PointBender performed a set of music along with live electronic drums and effects. The set stretched a span of 3.5 hours and carried listeners from the depths of deeply contemplative and musically rich tech house into the cosmic depths of sheer next level techno.

This set was reconstructed and provided to those beautiful souls that could not make it on our physical journey. I hope you enjoy, Namaste!

Tracklisting:
1. PointBender – Intro
2. Sailor and I – Turnaround (Ame Remix)
3. Taster Peter – Oculus
4. Leon Vynehall – Time
5. Cuebur – I See You (Andre Lodemann Remix)
6. Alex Barck – Atmosphere
7. Caribou – Can’t Do without You (Tale of Us Remix)
8. Chopstick and JohnJon – Run Slowly (Andre Lodemann Remix)
9. Javierski – Love Joule
10. Inxec and Droog – Mountain Drop
11. Sandy Rivera – SOTOM (Jimpster Remix)
12. Overnight featuring Hollis P. Monroe – If You Have a Doubt (Mario Basanov Remix)
13. My Favorite Robot – Dive (Mind Against Remix)
14. Nadastrom – Shelly
15. Ten Walls – Gotham
16. Aidan Lavelle featuring Shawni – Stars (Andre Hommen Remix)
17. Qtier – Set Me on Fire (Edu Imbernon Remix)
18. Adam Pickerell featuring Daniel Hardaway – Reach Suite (Henry Chow Remix)
19. Simon Beeston and Andi Numan – Problem Bears
20. Stephan Bodzin and Marc Romboy – Kerberos

 

 

 Posted by at 9:12 am
Oct 252013
 

Cirque

Loop 1 Music returns with the second installment of Cirque Lunaire at the Crown Events Center. We will be releasing information in multiple phases up until the event with surprises on each release.

$10 Tickets (SOLD OUT)
$15 Tickets (ON SALE)
$20 Tickets
$25 Tickets

http://www.loop1tickets.com/

Doors will be from 8pm – 4am

brought to you by:
System 7 and Smile ATX

Sound: Nomad Sound
Lighting: Element Systems
Deco: Art Seen Alliance

 Posted by at 1:42 pm
Apr 192013
 

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Harmonious Discord 034 KiloWatts – Windsong Remixes **OUT NOW**

Mastered by Brad Dale

Jamie Watts aka KiloWatts has a long tenure and impressive body of work contributed to the Harmonious Discord imprint. He has been an integral component to the shaping of our sound over the years and we have in turn watched him become a household name for deep, mind-altering compositions. KiloWatts first appeared on the HD label with a glitched out breaky contribution to our 5th release in early 2004. Since then he has been featured in 3 artist ep’s, 2 remixes, and 1 sampler contribution.

It was to our extreme delight when we heard in early 2012 that KiloWatts was planning on releasing a year long project album focused on a return to his roots as a piano virtuoso. The project first appeared in Kickstarter campaign with a teaser video (see below) and was titled “Acceptitude”. The fans amassed and not only helped Jamie reach his goal but shatter his projections. It is this type of organic fan connection that makes us love artists like KiloWatts.

To celebrate our love for the album we chose one of our favorite tracks. “Windsong” is a hypnotic dream sequence blown away by brisk winds of change. It mixes precise sonic definition with happy accidents in time and space. We enlisted a couple of great artists to present their spin on this selection. Ill76, Vital, and label boss PointBender all bring their unique style to the remix project and with the inclusion of an exclusive new KiloWatts tune this release is guaranteed to bring a fresh breathe to the tech landscape.

Harmonious Discord 034 KiloWatts – Windsong Remixes

1. Windsong

2. Windsong (Vital Remix)

3. Windsong (Ill76 Remix)

4. End of Year (PointBender Remix)

5. Three’s Threes

The original over-arching theme to the “Acceptitude” album was to use a live piano to create musical compositions and marry them with electronic synthesis, effects, and technology manipulation. This created a colliding of analog and digital worlds to create a mosaic of emotions that can only be conveyed by partnering the unpredictability and warmth of analog instruments and the precision and control of a digital environment. These themes dance in and out of the album and regardless of what bpm or genre of music that you are currently on KiloWatts stays true to the methodology throughout. Nestled in the middle of the album is a track with gobs of organic dissonance while keeping a structure that is dance-floor friendly. Windsong mixes romantic piano melodies with middle eastern sounding digital synth manipulations. All are swept into a flurry of delay and reverb washes that increase in intensity and complexity. Our label resident half-step czar, Vital returns to the label with a deep 4/4 rendition of the original. Vital takes the original into late night jazz territory. The calm atmospheres and melodic stabs seem to have a hazey quality as they dance between slowly building percussive elements. This late night excursion intensifies with open hats and introductions of the original piano melody. Following the success of his recent contribution the yearly Discordian Dreaming Sampler, Ill76 is back to showcase a dubbed out warehouse techno tune. He takes a minimal approach keeping the late night attitude in focus with giant sounding dub sweeps and swung percussion that sounds like a mess of fall leaves being shuffled. The introduction of a sharp analog bass-line staples this pieces place in the deep underground. Label front-man PointBender in his infinite defiance decides to pick another hot selection from the “Acceptitude” album and provides a huge space techno revision of the song “End of Year”. PointBender’s take uses the melodic elements but in a techno friendly cadence with real club presence. Short mirrored glitches and big FM bass make this remix stand out among the house standards. We close this project with a very special exclusive contribution from KiloWatts in the form of a breaky/melodic song that you would be hard pressed to identify with any genre. This is what Jamie does best, bend the rules of historic genre classification, and this is why we look forward to many collaborations with him.

 Posted by at 12:06 pm