Deepchord ‎– Ultraviolet Music

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Soma Quality Recordings ‎– SOMA CD 111, Soma Quality Recordings ‎– CD111
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Tracklist

1-1 Visible Audio 4:00
1-2 Ambrosia 7:28
1-3 CMOS Therapy 7:16
1-4 Gulf Breeze 6:22
1-5 Red Sky 8:58
1-6 Sferic 7:38
1-7 Radio Netherlands 7:33
1-8 Melange 8:50
1-9 Night Transmission 8:15
1-10 Bogota 9:11
2-1 Grundig 3:38
2-2 Ghost Track 7:41
2-3 12th Space 7:03
2-4 North Sea 7:39
2-5 Hyperborea 7:37
2-6 Where Science Meets The Divine 7:30
2-7 Voice Of Guyana 8:00
2-8 A New Consciousness 8:00
2-9 The Infinite Now 7:22
2-10 Mass Digital 8:16
2-11 Radionics 4:39

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All music Rod Modell © 2015
℗ & © 2015 Soma Recordings Ltd.
Published by SPG Publishing UK Ltd.
Manufactured in the EU.

Catalog number SOMA CD 111 is printed on the spines and on the CD's
Catalog number CD 111 is printed on the booklet

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 02485 61112 7
  • Barcode (String): 502485611127
  • Label Code: LC 12668
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): CA SOMACD111CD1 @
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): CA SOMACD111CD2 @
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1 and CD2): IFPI L039
  • Mould SID Code (CD1 and CD2 ): IFPI 127E

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SOMADA 111 Deepchord Ultraviolet Music(21xFile, WAV, Album) Soma Quality Recordings SOMADA 111 UK 2015
SOMADA 111 Deepchord Ultraviolet Music(21xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Soma Quality Recordings SOMADA 111 UK 2015

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scoundrel

scoundrel

May 30, 2019

Deepchord emerge with a double album of ULTRAVIOLET MUSIC, starting with the floating static and field recordings of “Visible Audio” before a ghostly tone hums above the dub and hiss snares of “Ambrosia.” The beats for this first section, stay low to the ground, but other percussive elements emerge, like the gurgle of “CMOS Therapy,” but a more familiar return to dub techno emerges on the cool and graceful “Gulf Breeze.” “Red Sky” goes even more uptempo and warm, even as “Sferic” turns chillier. Tribal drumming breaks up the hiss of “Radio Netherlands” as a melody perks in halfway through, ending on the guitar riff the runs through the entirety of “Melange.” “Night Transmission” sounds as if it might be taking a few hints from disco, while “Bogota” abstracts some vocals but puts the track through its paces before it fades and cuts off, somewhat abruptly. On the second disc, “Grundig” brings us back to our senses, much in the same way “Ghost Track” brings us back to our beats. “12th Space” piles on the layers, with the beat almost sounding as if it’s being composited together, but “North Sea” offers to sparkle up the surroundings. “Hyperborea” takes the seas, and “Where Science Meets the Divine” dives deep underwater. “Voice of Guyana” returns to another sonically dense composition, while “A New Consciousness” has a definite strain of tech-house in its DNA. But “The Infinite Now” sets itself squarely in the realm of classic dub techno, with “Mass Digital” pumping up the dub aspect, before “Radionics” ends the album with a sprinkling of brightness over the rhythm. ULTRAVIOLET MUSIC is powerful enough for the entire spectrum.
Headphone_Commute

Headphone_Commute

December 25, 2015
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

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 over 3 years ago
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
Awesome! The track Melange... pure perfection.
Mark_Anthony

Mark_Anthony

December 10, 2015
edited over 3 years ago

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.
Xhi

Xhi

December 1, 2015

A release on vinyl would be great.