DeepChord Presents Echospace ‎– Liumin

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Liumin
In Echospace 5:42
Summer Haze 7:33
Sub-Marine 9:24
Burnt Sage 10:22
BCN Dub 12:04
Firefly 6:44
Maglev 10:27
Float 10:12
Warm 6:59
Liumin Reduced
Untitled 8:06
Untitled 6:46
Untitled 4:32
Untitled 4:22
Untitled 3:57
Untitled 6:54
Untitled 6:10
Untitled 6:39
Untitled 13:43
Untitled 4:07
Untitled 7:53
Untitled 6:30

Versions (6)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
LOVE064 DeepChord Presents Echospace DeepChord Presents Echospace - Liumin(CD, Album, Mixed + CD, Mixed) Modern Love LOVE064 UK 2010 Sell This Version
LOVE064 DeepChord Presents Echospace DeepChord Presents Echospace - Liumin / Liumin Reduced (Special Edition)(21xFile, FLAC, Album) Modern Love LOVE064 UK 2010
LOVE064 DeepChord Presents Echospace DeepChord Presents Echospace - Liumin / Liumin Reduced (Special Edition)(21xFile, MP3) Modern Love LOVE064 UK 2010
LOVE064 DeepChord Presents Echospace DeepChord Presents Echospace - Liumin(CD, Album, Mixed) Modern Love LOVE064 UK 2010 Sell This Version
LOVE064, OTLCD1385 DeepChord Presents Echospace DeepChord Presents Echospace - Liumin(CD, Album, Mixed + CD, Mixed + Ltd) Modern Love, Octave Lab LOVE064, OTLCD1385 Japan 2010 Sell This Version
LOVE064 DeepChord presents Echospace DeepChord presents Echospace - Liumin(CD, Album, Mixed, Promo) Modern Love LOVE064 UK 2010 Sell This Version

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durukqz

durukqz

May 5, 2019
referencing Liumin / Liumin Reduced (Special Edition), 21xFile, FLAC, Album, LOVE064
Where is this available to purchase? Bleep only has the standard release.
scoundrel

scoundrel

October 23, 2018
referencing Liumin, CD, Album, Mixed + CD, Mixed, LOVE064

On Deepchord’s second and final album for Modern Love, LIUMIN, they haven’t entirely moved away from the dub techno that marked their earlier work, but they definitely have embraced the techno side of things, though not without incorporating plenty of field recordings of the Tokyo subway to fill the cracks between tracks. “In Echospace” opens with spacious ambience before “Summer Haze,” true to its name, offers up a warm miasma of sound through which the beats cut. “Sub-Marine” introduces some almost funky tech-house, whereas “Burnt Sage” lets its bass throb as a few melancholy tones pierce through the fog. “BCN Dub” has the percussion saturating the space, leaving room only for a few ghostly sonic reflections in the background before “Firefly” gives way to smooth tech-house, though still with that grainy Deepchord aesthetic. “Maglev” punches the beat back to 100% before “Float” layers in the chaos with its thick sustained tones above the rhythm. “Warm” closes the album on pure ambience, letting the sounds of Toyko drift in and out. On the second disc, LIUMIN REDUCED, Deepchord indulges their more ambient side, letting the field recordings take center stage with only a delicate sustained chord to hold up “Track 1,” while “Track 2” offers more melody amidst its crackling atmosphere. “Track 4” has more of a buzz in the background, an urgency of stillness, and “Track 5” returns to the rumble of subways and street noise as “Track 6” twinkles slowly. A hint of warmth creeps into “Track 8” but disappears into the moodier drift of “Track 9.” “Track 11” gives a sense of drifting in the world, a state of presence in a place without an actual presence, while “Track 12” sweeps back and forth between these spaces. Through and through, a modern classic.
anguilla

anguilla

December 21, 2017
referencing Liumin, CD, Album, Mixed + CD, Mixed, LOVE064
The content of this record is still probably the most advanced version of dub techno ever produced.
The best thing produced by Modell & Hitchell, IMO.
deccyoneill

deccyoneill

June 21, 2017
referencing Liumin, CD, Album, Mixed + CD, Mixed, LOVE064
My copy was recently stolen from my car <Hangs head>
marazul

marazul

August 12, 2014
referencing Liumin, CD, Album, Mixed + CD, Mixed, LOVE064

Night time, Tokyo Station, the last shinkansen has just pulled in. The doors slide open and just as you are about to board in the swirling throng, you feel a prick in your arm... You just about make it to your seat before the powerful dissociative hallucinogen kicks in. This album is what the next two hours feel like. Exceptional.
Luis1

Luis1

June 19, 2013
referencing Liumin, CD, Album, Mixed + CD, Mixed, LOVE064

I'd love a vinyl release of this one...
auralistica

auralistica

February 20, 2013
edited over 6 years ago
referencing Liumin, CD, Album, Mixed + CD, Mixed, LOVE064

after days if not years of listening to Liumin Reduced, and nights slept with it in my headphones, I must admit that I absolutely adore this atmospheric piece of sonic art, not to mention the original album. It's a pity I received a regular edition of the album, although expected 2CD (Cat# is the same).
Rod, Steven, thank you.
browna

browna

January 29, 2013
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Liumin, CD, Album, Mixed + CD, Mixed, LOVE064

Stunning, truly stunning! That's all I want to say.

Album Notes:
A collaborative project between veteran American producers Rod Modell and Steve Hitchell, 'Liumin' is Echospace's second album and comes some three years after their debut 'The Coldest Season'. Originally conceived from field recordings Modell made whilst in Tokyo, the album manages to fuse dub influenced techno and ambient soundscapes into a dark and brooding mix. From the disorientating static ambience of opener 'In Echospace' through to the techno thud of 'BCN Dub' the album is a masterclass in deep, ambient techno.
adam01

adam01

November 6, 2011
referencing Liumin, CD, Album, Mixed + CD, Mixed, LOVE064

"Burnt Sage" brings the holy and transcedental vibe.
Jazzual

Jazzual

December 28, 2010
edited over 8 years ago
referencing Liumin, CD, Album, Mixed + CD, Mixed, LOVE064

I would usually avoid reviewing an album which has already received so many great reviews but it is rarely that an album comes along that has such an impact on me as Liumin. The Coldest Season was not particularly innovative but was produced to such a high standard that I was wondering where they would go with the follow up. It seemed to be a case of innovate or stagnate. Rod and Steve chose to innovate...

They have changed their whole approach to the music. There is a kind of woozy, detached, druggy atmosphere throughout. The aural equivalent of wondering around the Tokyo metropolis with jet lag. This could have been a recipe for dull abstraction but quite the opposite is true. Luimin delivers some powerful rhythmic and percussive grooves which holds the whole thing together, creating a sense of focus beneath the murky depths. There is a real richness to the music which is helped by judicious use of samples recorded from the Tokyo cityscape. This really helps Liumin to stand up to repeated listens, something that not all Dub-Techno achieves.

Liumin Reduced is also a revelation. It probably represents the best use of field recording I have heard on record. Snippets of conversation, trains rollng by, classical music on the radio are seamlessly mixed with subtle electronics to create a gently intoxicating miasma of sounds. The ultimate late night headphone music.

So these guys have not only bettered The Coldest Season, they have set a new benchmark for electronic music production. If they could better this that really would be something. The album of 2010 in any genre.