Grad_U ‎– Umwelt

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Greyscale ‎– GRSCL10
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1 Distant 7:57
2 Sanctuary Bay 10:14
3 Snow Road 5:42
4 Geometry Of Space 8:51
5 Rain In July 10:34
6 Racing Thoughts 7:35
7 Distant II 6:36
8 Evening At Vikshtelee 8:37
9 Alexanderplatz Station 6:52
10 Mars Odyssey 6:51

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Handmade hardback book type package.
(C) 2019 Greyscale Music

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  • Matrix / Runout: 19-01/9428-0005

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
GRSCL10 Grad_U Umwelt (10xFile, WAV, Album) Greyscale GRSCL10 Lithuania 2019

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browna

browna

May 8, 2020
edited 3 months ago

Grad_u is back with "UMWELT", his first full length album since “Endless Space” that was released back in 2012.
The umwelt theory states that the mind and the world are inseparable, because it is the mind that interprets the world. So in this ten-track album artist is focusing on the world around him, believing that the environment he's in subconsciously translates into his works. This time grad_u takes it even further - some of the tracks are incorporating the actual field recordings from his usual environment, while the others reshaping the feelings felt in the surroundings into the lush sonic passages.

*from the German Umwelt meaning "environment" or "surroundings"*

Considering the hazy, spaced-out and immersive nature of grad_u's dub techno productions, we were rather surprised to discover that "Umwelt" is his first full-length collection of cuts for almost seven years. We're glad he's finally got round to making another album, though, because it's the extended format that offers the best chance to wallow in his becalmed and beguiling blend of fuzzy aural textures, deep dub rhythms, woozy ambient soundscapes, fluid electronics and deep space beats. While it would be easy to pick out highlights - the up-tempo beats and pulsating chords of "Racing Thoughts", say, or the Basic Channel-esque throb of "Mars Odyssey" - the genius of "Umwelt" is how it hangs together as one intoxicating, slowly shifting set of dubbed-out electronic movements.