Saint Petersburg, Russia based producer Gradient has been steadily making his mark on the modern dub techno scene over the past decade and here we see him returning to grad_u’s Greyscale with more classy, dub-infused and atmospheric material. A study in landscapes exploring the pathways between the concrete jungles of the cities we reside in and the natural landscapes we visit to reconnect and find inner peace.
‘Landscape Two’ leads, employing choppy chord stabs, fluttering low-end pulses and dusty drums in an unfaltering, subtly modulating and evolving fashion before Fluxion offers a master class in restrained atmospherics, slowly teasing elements of the original into the depths of an ethereal, murky groove.
‘Landscape One’ leads the flip-side, taking a more upfront feel this time via robust drums and am amalgamation of spiraling dub chords ahead of grad_u’s ‘Landscape Two’ remix which lays focus on off-kilter, bumpy drums, fluttering subs and intricately modulating cuts from the original chords.
Released on 12’’ white 180gram vinyl, mastered and cut @ dubplates & mastering, Berlin.
released May 17, 2019
w&p Igor Arsenjev
Remixes by Kostantinos Soublis & Aleksandr Martinkevič
Photography: Rima Prusakova
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Raise the white flag. The groove army is taking over ! This is an awesome re-visit to an amazing release in the first place. The lows punch and the highs pulsate your body out the door and up the street. There is something for everybody in here. Incredible again. Biff Johnson and Shelley Andrews