Album The Coldest Echo
posted by February 11 at 12:46 PMon
In 2007, I basically only listened to two albums. One, Untrue, and two, this:
Echospace is DeepChord’s Rod Modell and Soultek’s Steve Hitchell. Seven or so years ago, Mike Schommer and Rod Modell released DeepChord 01-06, which was nothing more than a poor man’s Basic Channel. DeepChord’s dub lacked the alien radiance, the urban intelligence, the galactic energy of Basic Channel’s dub. DeepChord were just not inhuman enough; Schommer and Modell sounded like they came from nowhere else but this planet. So unimpressive was the music that I didn’t know DeepChord had gone until they returned in 2007 as Echospace. With the The Coldest Season, DeepChord passed imitation and arrived at sublation. Basic Channel was now fully absorbed into its system and retransmitted as something else, something new, something on the edge of deep space. As much as I love (and can’t stop listening to) Burial’s “Near Dark,” Echospace’s “Abraxas” is certainly the most magical (numinous) dub to come out of last year.