Deepchord ‎– Ultraviolet Music

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Visible Audio 4:00
Ambrosia 7:28
CMOS Therapy 7:16
Gulf Breeze 6:22
Red Sky 8:58
Sferic 7:38
Radio Netherlands 7:33
Melange 8:50
Night Transmission 8:15
Bogota 9:11
Grundig 3:38
Ghost Track 7:41
12th Space 7:03
North Sea 7:39
Hyperborea 7:37
Where Science Meets The Divine 7:30
Voice Of Guyana 8:00
A New Consciousness 8:00
The Infinite Now 7:22
Mass Digital 8:16
Radionics 4:39

Versions (3)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SOMA CD 111, CD111 Deepchord Ultraviolet Music(2xCD, Album) Soma Quality Recordings, Soma Quality Recordings SOMA CD 111, CD111 UK 2015 Sell This Version
SOMADA 111 Deepchord Ultraviolet Music(21xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Soma Quality Recordings SOMADA 111 UK 2015
SOMADA 111 Deepchord Ultraviolet Music(21xFile, WAV, Album) Soma Quality Recordings SOMADA 111 UK 2015

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shindo

shindo

February 7, 2017
referencing Ultraviolet Music, 21xFile, WAV, Album, SOMADA 111

I'd love to hear this remixed without the thump thump thump, ala electrostatic soundscapes. There are some beautiful textures in there
Headphone_Commute

Headphone_Commute

December 25, 2015
referencing Ultraviolet Music, 2xCD, Album, SOMA CD 111, CD111
At this point, Rod Modell, recording under his Deepchord moniker (sometimes appearing with a capital letter ‘C’ in ‘Chord’), has created his very own genre within dub techno – something more than just a few repetitive dubby chords with deep groovy rhythms. Eight years ago (has it really been eight?), Modell paired with Steve Hitchell to honor our ears with The Coldest Season (Modern Love, 2007) as DeepChord Presents Echospace project, and digging even deeper into his catalog, one will uncover Modell’s work back in 1995. Besides The Coldest Season, among my personal favorites is the soundtrack to Silent World (echospace [detroit], 2012), Hash-Bar Loops (Soma Quality, 2011), and Liumin (Modern Love, 2010).

On Ultraviolet Music, Modell collects twenty-one tracks (totaling 2 hours and 38 minutes on a double CD!), that envelope the listener in nearly psychoactive haze, that slowly rises in the air, like a thick smoke from a burning resin, or a cloud from the caterpillar’s pipe. The music is a narcotic excursion, taking a listener along its vapor spirals, dissolving in the sky along with condensation sparkling in the sun. Each track gradually evolves with minimal variations, until one is completely lost with the beat and field recordings, only to finally latch onto a barely recognizable melody, like a familiar image from a dream, before it vanishes into the ether, vacating this reality and plane. If only each piece didn’t end!

Modell’s music has definitely evolved throughout the years. Listening closer, one can almost strip away the pulsating bass and beat and be left with a sonic canvas, painted on a field recording snatched out of some experience, sprinkled with aural colors, flavors and tones. These sampled and manipulated mediums do not go one forever, as some minimal ambient pieces usually do, but instead loop upon themselves, bracketed by the punctuated kick drum. This distinguished approach is precisely what makes Deepchord’s soporific transmission so unique and outside of the genre.

For an example of beatless explorations, check out the 20 Electrostatic Soundfields (Soma Quality, 2013). There is also a recently released three-track EP, Atmospherica Vol 1 [to which, of course, there will be a follow-up], appearing on the very same Scottish Soma imprint [the latter which, by the way, is also flaunting wares from Slam that would happily satisfy the cravings from fans of Stroboscopic Artefacts and other dark techno examinations]. And, if two-and-a-half hours of Deepchord is not enough for you, there is a separate collaboration with Pulshar, titled Undercover, out on AvantRoots which is a pleasant, organic, and atmospheric EP. Ultraviolet Music is highly recommended for fans of everything Basic Channel, as well as Yagya, Fluxion, Maurizio and, of course, cv313.
jdcapshew

jdcapshew

December 22, 2015
referencing Ultraviolet Music, 2xCD, Album, SOMA CD 111, CD111

Rod Modell has the genius to consistently produce challenging and inventive music in a genre where others sound generic, repetitive and dull. This 2 cd set is exhilarating.
PeteBlas

PeteBlas

December 19, 2015
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Ultraviolet Music, 2xCD, Album, SOMA CD 111, CD111
This pearl need a special edition in vinyl!
Remarkable piece!
Rod is precious! He's one that is far above the vast majority.
Ahead in time, and space!
martineau.charles

martineau.charles

December 17, 2015
referencing Ultraviolet Music, 2xCD, Album, SOMA CD 111, CD111
Awesome! The track Melange... pure perfection.
Mark_Anthony

Mark_Anthony

December 10, 2015
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Ultraviolet Music, 2xCD, Album, SOMA CD 111, CD111

The most thunderous Deepchord project to date. This album is what would happen if you went to the massage parlor and requested a "bass line special". On my 3rd back to back listen though the double cd and I'm absolutely convinced. The tracks on here all have a similar aesthetic and theme, and in this regard the album has a very unpretentious raw feeling to it...as if Rod just let it rip.

The vibe on this release feels like what the album cover looks like. Different tempos, some of them faster than what I've heard from Rod before. Stadium-sized kicks meshed with haunted melody. This dude is killing it.