We caught up with Nvelope to quickly talk about his forthcoming album Chords & Scapes.
A little bit about the album:
Classic dubtechno consciousness meets digital attitudes on the first full length album from Berlin based Nvelope. Combining ambient scapes and laid back rhythms on tracks like Frequenzverkehr & Weltentransfer but being aware of the honest clubfloor on tunes like Tribute, Morone & Sequence Me is somewhat style-forming for the whole album.
It’s all about the middle on Chords & Scapes – well known chords progressions and 909 drums meet futuristic effects and stabs all around – a harmonious blend for sure. An album that fits both, club and couch, feeling certain about a very note put down here, feeling home.
Interview with Nvelope
1. How long have you been producing ?
My first release was in 2006.
2. Dub techno can be seen as a very small niche genre of music, what got you into it?
It started with my first steps as a DJ. It was in 1997 in a record store in Berlin and I was listening to the sound of Basic Channel and the M6 Edit from the M Series from Maurizio and was absolutely flashed. I love the typical chord sound, the mood and the easiness of every track.
3. What are you using in the studio to make your music ?
My Studio is a MacBook with Ableton and some Freeware Plug Ins, cheap headphones, some old passive KRK monitors and a Yamaha mixing console.
4. Did you have any theme or style you wanted to stick to when producing this album ?
Most tracks on the album were born “Live” in the club. I have built a special “live layout” and i usually make a recording from every gig I have, because every gig is different. At home i make an arrangement from the parts that i record.
5. What are you most pleased with on this album, any particular track that stands out in your opinion ?
My favorite is the track named “In the Middle Of”. It´s a quite simple track but i like it´s mood.
6. What format will the album be released on ?
At first only Digital.
7. When and where can people grab a copy ?
Beatport and iTunes in April ’13
8. What do you have planned for the rest of 2013, anymore releases forthcoming ?
The next upcoming release will be a remix for my Friends from T-Bahn Records (a great label based in Sicily) and then next, my Second EP can be expected on this label too. I have started to produce my second album already. It will be 100 % made for the clubbing, with a harder atmosphere but also with dub influences.
The next EP will be released on Diametral in April with remixes by FrankHellmond and Jonas Saalbach. On Diametral there is also a remix I did for Lars Leonhard for his upcoming EP.
2. Chord Work
3. Sequence Me
6. Pitch OSC
8. in The Middle Of