ROD MODELL – Dawn, Dusk, And Darkness

2017 will mark a homecoming for one of our most beloved artists! Ten years after “Plays Michael Mantra” (his last work for Silentes), 13 / Silentes will be releasing the first book of photography by ROD MODELL. A collection of over 100 personal photographs made during a 10 week stay in Barcelona during April-June 2016. A CD of Barcelona field-recordings and emotional atmospheric sounds by Rod Modell (that were influenced by the images) will also be included. These unique images and musical textures emphasize the darker, nocturnal side of Barcelona, and capture fleeting seconds that occurred between the moments that others noticed. A collection of mysterious images that reveal deeper layers with each subsequent viewing. A monumental work presented in a wonderful deluxe limited edition (book size 30cm x 24cm, 72 pages, soft-touch hardcover with varnished details).

LIMITED EDITION OF 480 COPIES WORLDWIDE, to be released on November 5, 2017.

Deep Electronics Podcast # 100 – DeepChord

Welcome the 100th chapter of the Deep Electronics Podcast.

First of all I want to thank all artists that have participated with this serie but also the artists that created the Ambient Sessions and the Showcase serie. Without your love for music, mixing, producing and more, this project wasn’t possible. And a big thank you to all listeners, followers and fans!!!

[Dub Techno Release] Deepchord – Electro Magnetic Dowsing: The Lost D Side

A lost Deepchord track. Couldn’t think of a better way to start the new year :). However $5 for 1 track….seems a bit extortionate to me.

Format: hand-stamped 1-sided 12″
Cat: EMD 1
Released: 16 Jan 15
Genre: Techno

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Deepchord – Lanterns LP (Astral Industries 001)

I have been eagerly awaiting to hear Astral Industries first release, especially when I found out they had Deepchord on board, I knew this was going to be special and I certainly was not disappointed. There has been a lot of talk about this release, a lot to do with how amazing the music is but also quite a lot of views expressed about the pricing of the release. I think it’s a bit of a shame there has been negativity about the price of this release. Personally I think the price is justified and can assure you that Ario (the guy who runs the label) is certainly not in this for the money. He loves this music and also hosts the amazing Astral Industries night in London which cost A LOT to book artists and host believe me.

What you get

  • 180 gram clear vinyl with flecks of blue and red on the 12’s.
  • Hand drawn artwork by Theo Ellsworth.
  • High quality matte finish poster.
  • Over an hours worth of music and there will never, ever be any re-presses or a digital release.
  • Vinyl packaging is a gatefold release and not just your standard sleeve.

Now you get all that for roughly £35, depending on shipping. I don’t really think that is too much to ask, and you must remember Astral Industries don’t have control over how much the shops mark up the release. Perhaps doing a self released via bandcamp could have saved some cash but really its not going to knock that much off the price. In my vinly buying days I’d happily pay £10-15 for a single 12″ of classic jungle or techno, and that was likely to be in a battered up sleeve with a few scratches on the vinyl. Look at what you are getting for a few quid more!

So ye I was a bit pissed off to see some of the comments on the back of this release. For me, it’s easily one of the best releases of 2014 and has classic Deepchord stamped all over it, which never ceases to make me smile when I listen to tracks like these from him. For a first release from a new label I’d say this was the highest quality, most ambitious label launch I have seen in the dub techno scene, this is a HUGE release and I really can’t wait to see what Astral industries have in store next.

Goes without saying this is an essential purchase and be quick because everywhere is nearly sold out!

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[Dub Techno Release] Deepchord – Luxury EP (Soma Records)

Trademark Deepchord, we like it very much!


Luxury 1

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Luxury 2

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Yagya / DeepChord – Will I Dream During The Process (DeepChord Redesigns)

Special cd album alert! Subwax Bcn is very proud to present a unique collaboration between two of the worlds finest dub techno/ambient masters Yagya and DeepChord. Strictly limited to 200 copies.

[Mix] RA390 – Deepchord

Rod Modell is an artist very firmly associated with a particular style, namely dub techno. Since the late ’90s, the Detroit native has mined this murky and atmospheric sound, whether on his own or with Steven Hitchell as Echospace and cv313. Though clearly inspired by Basic Channel and its related projects, Modell has always been committed to moving beyond dub techno’s old testament, creating something fresh and modern with each new release. These days Modell is moving faster than ever before. He splits his time between Amsterdam and Detroit, and seems completely uninterested in the past, especially when it comes to his own music. Deepchord’s latest album, the almost beatless 20 Electrostatic Soundfields, is his most experimental yet.

On RA.390 we see him at his most unhinged, weaving a strange and dreamlike bricolage that’s at once completely new and unmistakably Deepchord.


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