C54 black-shell LP with J-card and download of all 12 tracks. Each tape also comes with an individual 55x55mm art print included. Released July 21st 2017. Run of 25. Just 1 left in stock!
ULTRAVIOLET’s beauty is everywhere: in Manchester producer Ben Pearson’s pin-drop piano motifs, in his dreamy vocal captures and in his melting chimes. So too in his LP’s rich, complex patterning and its aquatic synth-work, wave upon wave of instrumentation seeking unsuccessfully to erode a solidly stoic core. ULTRAVIOLET is consequently a strikingly downtempo collection with pronounced mood swings. Cutting-edge bliss creates a numbing chemical haze that leads to cinematic vista and fractured collages of found-sound and sun-bleached ambience. At the other end of the spectrum, certain tracks forget their meds completely and gets straight to the point with deep and sustained stabs of dirty house.
Many of Pearson’s thicker beats throb instead with the sound of electrical charge, surging with energy alongside his toy-box of ticking, clicking FX and stereo-scanning synths. This is lush electronica made for the outdoors rather than the early hours, crisp techno fizzing at its extremes, snap-crack blasts an aggressive counterpoint to classy symphonic climaxes. ULTRAVIOLET doesn’t develop this sound fully enough to be considered a product purely of the tech/house school and yet neither does it dwell long enough in straight electronic programming to entirely appease those with an aversion to anything else. What you have then is simply an album ripe for the crossover market. It’s time to start looking at things in a different light: an ULTRAVIOLET light.
Side A: Zenith / Lunar Light Rays / Within / Sufi / Together (ft. Shy Heavens) / Ultraviolet
Side B: Mångata / Orchid / Hypersleep / Machina / Pelog / Guardian