DeepChord ‎– Auratones

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Tracklist

Fog Hotel 2:46
Moving Lights 6:12
Wind In Trees 7:18
Lagonda 9:15
Varanasi 5:34
Portofino 5:15
Point Reyes 6:39
Underwater Galaxies 7:08
Roca 9 4:03
Azure 8:10
Devil Ray 6:14
Signals 8:52

Versions (4)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SOMA CD117, SOMACD117 DeepChord Auratones(CD, Album, Mixed) Soma Quality Recordings, Soma Quality Recordings SOMA CD117, SOMACD117 UK 2017 Sell This Version
SOMADA117 DeepChord Auratones(12xFile, FLAC, Album) Soma Quality Recordings SOMADA117 UK 2017
SOMADA117 Deepchord Auratones(12xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Soma Quality Recordings SOMADA117 UK 2017
SOMALP117 DeepChord Auratones(2xLP, Album, Gol) Soma Quality Recordings SOMALP117 UK 2017 Sell This Version

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seamus

seamus

February 25, 2020
referencing Auratones, 2xLP, Album, Gol, SOMALP117
Music is great, but can’t help thinking that this would have been better as a triple vinyl with 2 tracks per side...
pivotfakie

pivotfakie

January 15, 2020
referencing Auratones, 2xLP, Album, Gol, SOMALP117

Great album, so glad they released it on vinyl with proper cutting and pressing
Cardia1

Cardia1

December 18, 2019
referencing Auratones, CD, Album, Mixed, SOMA CD117, SOMACD117

Relaxing, somehow hypnotic and deep. Feels like exploring exotic/ancient Alexandria places during night. My favorite track in this Album is "Wind In Trees"
Yennce

Yennce

October 17, 2019
referencing Auratones, 2xLP, Album, Gol, SOMALP117

Very good pressing IMO. Rod did very well on here. Love it! Love the cover, too!
auralistica

auralistica

June 1, 2019
referencing Auratones, CD, Album, Mixed, SOMA CD117, SOMACD117
Saw a pic of Auratone speakers today. Knowing that Rod often uses technical terms as monikers, I wonder if these speakers had something to do with the title.
scoundrel

scoundrel

May 30, 2019
referencing Auratones, CD, Album, Mixed, SOMA CD117, SOMACD117

After over 15 years at the dub techno game, Deepchord pretty much has it down pat, and on AURATONES, Rod Modell switches from the cricket-filled atmospherics of “Fog Hotel” into the subtle groove of “Moving Lights,” as though they were part of the same breath. “Wind in Trees” goes deeper with the tones and the beat, but “Lagonda” returns to the lighter touch. This back and forth continues, as “Varanasi” takes some heavy stabs at reverb that echo into “Portofino,” which keeps the rhythm subsumed under thick layers of sound. “Point Reyes” is relatively cleaner, as it races down the tech-house track, right into “Underwater Galaxies.” “Roca 9” returns to ambient space to take a breather, and “Azure” stays nearly beatless, though with plenty of propulsion. “Devil Ray” adds some plucked strings for an additional textural quality to welcome back the kick drum, before “Signals” beams out on a shiny interstellar grooves. These aren’t just Deepchord’s tones, they’re our tones too.
Ahorn_

Ahorn_

February 25, 2019
referencing Auratones, CD, Album, Mixed, SOMA CD117, SOMACD117

Interesting note for those seeking for a kind of CD2 Liumin experience. Most of the field recordings used for Auratones can be heard on Shorelights - Summer Cottage Soundscapes
Ahorn_

Ahorn_

November 5, 2018
referencing Auratones, CD, Album, Mixed, SOMA CD117, SOMACD117

Outstanding album. He couldn't have described it better as he already did in the official description. Deep, organic, cinematic soundscapes. This is my favorite album by Rod as he combines the best parts of Sommer (the light and airy ambient elements combined with seaside field recordings) and Ultraviolet Music (cinematic approach and sound design). I prefer this one to Ultraviolet Music as the mastering is definitely better. On Ultraviolet Music the whole sound was a bid muddy a compressed (maybe intentional) and I missed the clarity and brightness which can be found on Auratones.

A perfect album to remind you of long summer days and evenings but also in transition towards fall. The aquatic field recordings support the subterranean bass perfectly. Moving Lights sets off like a pulsating lighthouse signal, Varanasi takes you directly to India and works like a travelogue the same way as Portofino does. Azure is my personal favorite, though, as I love the lightweight beat and the focus on the ambient elements even more. This is the sound of Rod I prefer the most. On Ultraviolet Music some beats were too prominent, monstrous and thumping and kind of "destroyed" the light field recordings.
Overall, Auratones tells a beautiful story and offers a high level of repeated listening sessions. Rod doesn't invent any new sounds, doesn't break with his formular, instead he perfected his own sound.
Mortyg53

Mortyg53

March 24, 2018
referencing Auratones, 2xLP, Album, Gol, SOMALP117
Side B of my copy has horrible pops and clicks, anyone else suffering?
hcgFlynn

hcgFlynn

December 16, 2017
referencing Auratones, 2xLP, Album, Gol, SOMALP117
My pressing sounds good but very quiet. Had to turn the volume up almost to the maximum.