Perp-014

12.11.2019

Reflections Side A

Perp-014

Taelue blesses us with his first solo project , a mini album titled “Reflections”. 6 tracks are here that vary in style. Like the title suggest, this is a personal project, apparently years in the making. With 3 club, 1 experimental and 2 downtempo cuts brings out Taelue’s voice which is a unique vision that is blurring the lines of house and techno, which is not new, but he is doing it at a lower tempo. Taelue synth work in the slower tunes is very expressive and dreamy, yet the fast tunes are very aggressive. I guess you cannot hide from all your emotions, reflections…

The 4th Dimension///Percussion begins the journey quickly joined by melody and harmony elements. The tune builds up through more synth work. The chord progression holds the main rhythm as no kick drum appears. Deep house in essence is the feeling here, setting up the rest of side A.

Twin Flame///A bass line starts as the main focus of the tune. Meanwhile a hi-hat and snare are panned left in right causing a stereo effect. The hat arrangement begin to dominate as more elements appear. Here is a nice light tune that permeates a feeling, which I can not describe, that creates something in your soul.

Rage Against Oppression///Classic drum machine kick sounds followed by and quick syncopated acid line. The energy is great, right from the beginning. Quite aggressive in nature but is a rocking acid tune in which the line is the feature. Slow building anger is happening until the boiling point that is never quite resolved and really only evolving.

A Bleak Moment///Side B begins like side A, chill; emotive chords and this time downbeat. The synth work here is dreamy and the kick drum booms underneath the pleasurable tones.

The Sunken Place///A change of feeling happens as the bass line strikes and the technoesque drum arrangement happens. Definitely a banger that will rock those dark, smoked filled, drug induced club nights. The kick drum is booming while most of the other tones lie in the low register symbolizing the sunken place.

Reflections///To end this collection of tunes is the title track, which is a broken beat jam with deep chords, high notes, and bass melody. The bass is the main theme here, subtly modulating adding to the mysterious nature of the track. The sparseness of the sounds allowed Taelue to really express something heart felt here.

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mdreams009

10.5.12

Sound Extravagance EP

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009 materializing, this time from G. Marcell titled Sound Extravagance EP. Five musical compositions that are firmly rooted in Chicago but offer much variety to the romanticized concept. G. Marcell’s beats hold true to his home town production ethos with sampling, beating arrangement, and spoken word. This aforementioned variety in sound brings great depth to this 12″. Judge for yourself as we get to the soundwaves:

Beatbr8ker///begins with lonely synth string arpeggios that lead into banging drum beats. Interesting movement is a constant as the arpeggiation continues to reinvent itself over and over like an acid line.

SubDivision///beating bassline and drums begin this journey. Marcell portrays great style in minimalist track arrangements as the samples offer the attention with relentless banging drums and bass.

2MinutePleasure///is an interlude that offers the filter sound of the 90’s.

She’s Fly (Lover Her Conversation Mix)///pulsating old beats begin as the bassline sounds in 12/4, spoken word is begun and piano melodies swirl around to make your head bounce.

UFuseDude///idiosyncratic melodies sound out as the drums move in the background. Droning pads ride underneath the surface as the bassline bounces with long notes.

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