Donato Dozzy ‎– K

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
Fur018 Donato Dozzy K(Cass, Album, Ltd, Mixed, Num, C60) Further Records Fur018 US 2010 Sell This Version
FuR 018 Donato Dozzy K(2x12", Album, Ltd, P/Mixed, Gre) Further Records FuR 018 US 2010 Sell This Version
Fur018 Donato Dozzy K(2x12", Album, P/Mixed, TP, W/Lbl) Further Records Fur018 US 2010 Sell This Version
FUR 018 Donato Dozzy K(2xLP, Album, Ltd, P/Mixed) Further Records FUR 018 US 2010 Sell This Version
Fur018 Donato Dozzy K(Cass, Album, Ltd, Mixed, Num, C60) Further Records Fur018 US 2010 Sell This Version
Fur 018 Donato Dozzy K(CD, Album, Mixed) Further Records Fur 018 US 2011 Sell This Version
FUR018CDJP Donato Dozzy K(CD, Album, Mixed) Further Records FUR018CDJP Japan 2011 Sell This Version
FUR 018 Donato Dozzy K(2x12", Album, Ltd, RE) Further Records FUR 018 US 2014 Sell This Version
FUR 018 Donato Dozzy K(7xFile, FLAC, Album, RE, 24 ) Further Records FUR 018 US 2014
FUR018 Donato Dozzy K(CD, Album, Ltd, Mixed, RE) Further Records FUR018 US 2014 Sell This Version

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browna

browna

June 11, 2020
referencing K, CD, Album, Mixed, Fur 018

Superb album of mesmerising, hypnotic Ambient Techno.

Few artists have crafted a catalog as rich and deep as Donato Dozzy has done in minimal techno’s more atmospheric realm. The Italian producer—who also performs in the excellent Voices From The Lake duo with Neel—has become revered for his unerring ability to create tracks that are at once ethereal and oceanic, inducing both a sense of tranquility and urgency. His debut album, K, which Further Records originally issued in 2010, stands as a towering example of Dozzy’s skill for electronic music that triggers profound feelings with only a few scrupulously selected elements.

K’s seven untitled tracks offer a masterly seminar in subtly altering the grid-like beat programming that dominates techno. Dozzy puts odd emphases on certain beats and adds percussive eccentricities and effects to others. Which means that this isn’t a collection of bangers geared for hands-in-the-air, goofball moves. Instead, Dozzy’s working on a much more refined level, one where tricky, intricate drum patterns trump simple booming kicks—although track 3’s staunch, methodically funky kick and hi-hat pattern and track 5’s swift and elegantly propulsive beats could heat up a club.

The greatest pleasures of K occur in the way Dozzy’s eerie, aquatic drones swirl around his well-wrought rhythms, submerging everything in a restorative, algae-tinged film. At their best, these pieces convey a Chain Reaction-like rigor and a cinematic quality (of the Jacques Cousteau variety) utterly devoid of cliché. This reissue of K reminds us that it remains a crucial component of Donato Dozzy's catalog, the first major statement in a career that's becoming a manifesto of understated, underground-techno brilliance.
sonofawidow

sonofawidow

December 2, 2019
edited 10 months ago
referencing K, Cass, Album, Ltd, Mixed, Num, C60, Fur018
for anyone curious or confused:
correspondence of vinyl tracks with mixed sequence on all CD versions:
CD track 1 = C1 [K4] > A1 [K1*] > A2 [K1*] > B2 [K3]
CD track 2 = D1 [K6] > C2 [K5] > B1 [K2] > D2 [K7]
(*though the 2014 vinyl release combines A1 + A2 into K1, i love that first part so so so very much that i always consider it a separate entity)

what's also kinda strange, as others have noted: the cassette release lists 9 tracks (same with 2 entries for the 2010 vinyl edition – that last "Untitled / Untitled" on D1 throws me off, even more so if that's the mythical extended version of K6)... yet another entry of that same vinyl edition contains 8 tracks... and then the 2014 vinyl release condenses it all to just 7 tracks. i'd love nothing more than to get my hands on the CS or specific vinyl editions (allegedly either the colored or TP variants) to hear any possible differences for myself.

absolutely adore this record regardless. for me K lives up to all the hype thrown at it, rightfully earning its place amongst the finest achievements of the past decade in techno. as much as Dozzy's catalogue is packed with greatness, this one will never cede the throne, with the VFTL s/t firmly sitting at its right hand.
bosscat2

bosscat2

September 8, 2019
referencing K, 2x12", Album, Ltd, RE, FUR 018
Side D outer edge and run in groove are damaged most likely during pressing. Anyone else?
wes_mcgee

wes_mcgee

October 27, 2018
referencing K, Cass, Album, Ltd, Mixed, Num, C60, Fur018
agreed. still loving it.

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andrevass

andrevass

July 22, 2017
referencing K, 2x12", Album, Ltd, RE, FUR 018

This is a masterpiece. No more words needed, a favourite for years.
mungbeansoup

mungbeansoup

November 5, 2016
referencing K, 2x12", Album, Ltd, RE, FUR 018

Does anyone get static artefacts on K7? All the other tracks are perfect.
deeztayl

deeztayl

September 26, 2016
referencing K, 2x12", Album, Ltd, RE, FUR 018

"K" has been a favorite for a few years, but listening to this vinyl through good headphones is an absolutely otherworldly experience. I honestly can't believe how good this sounds-- the depth and definition are just stunning. It's not an exaggeration to say this is one of the best vinyl pressings I've ever heard of any record, anywhere. Further Records did Donato Dozzy proud with this reissue and delivered a phenomenal gift to all fans of high quality deep-ambient-etc dub techno. If you already like Dozzy or Voices from the Lake or any whatever-techno at all, or anything else good, buy this album right now!!!!!
Phonographix

Phonographix

July 21, 2016
referencing K, 2x12", Album, Ltd, RE, FUR 018

Anybody out there who can shed some light on the exact differences between the tape version and the vinyl version? Also, is it true that a ten minute version of K6 exists? Read about it on the forum at RA. Thanx in advance.
TheTom

TheTom

January 12, 2016
referencing K, 2x12", Album, Ltd, P/Mixed, Gre, FuR 018
I love this record so much. Would love to find more stuff similar. Gas comes to mind, anyone have other suggestions for similar music?
space.gato

space.gato

August 29, 2014
referencing K, Cass, Album, Ltd, Mixed, Num, C60, Fur018
The first track is just amazing. As good as electronic music gets. I could hear it on a loop for an hour and it still will never get old.