John Tejada ‎– Signs Under Test

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Tracklist

Two 0 One 5:43
Y 0 Why 4:34
Beacht 5:11
R.U.R. 5:33
Vaalbara 5:30
Cryptochrome 5:41
Rubric 5:13
Penumbra 5:22
Endorphins 5:22
Meadow 5:10
Heave In Sight 4:44

Versions (5)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
KOMPAKTCD119 John Tejada Signs Under Test(11xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Kompakt KOMPAKTCD119 Germany 2015
KOMPAKTCD119 John Tejada Signs Under Test(11xFile, FLAC, Album) Kompakt KOMPAKTCD119 Germany 2015
KOMPAKT 321 John Tejada Signs Under Test(2x12", Album, 180 + CD, Album) Kompakt KOMPAKT 321 Germany 2015 Sell This Version
KOMPAKT CD 119 John Tejada Signs Under Test(CD, Album) Kompakt KOMPAKT CD 119 Germany 2015 Sell This Version
OTLCD2135 John Tejada Signs Under Test(CD, Album) Octave Lab OTLCD2135 Japan 2015 Sell This Version

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scoundrel

scoundrel

March 27, 2018
referencing Signs Under Test, CD, Album, KOMPAKT CD 119

SIGNS UNDER TEST sees John Tejada offering the watery vibes of “Two One” to start off the album right, followed by the cool burbling and Spanish hints of “Y Why.” “Beacht,” meanwhile, goes all in with its moody vibe. “Vaalbara” is warmer, however, and the sweeps of “Cryptochrome” add a definite sweetness, but it’s the solid thump and whispers of funk on “Penumbra” that shines brightest. “Endorphins” takes a step towards electro, and “Meadow” takes a slower, mellower turn, to allow “Heave in Sight” to take advantage of the empty spaces for the breaks to fill. All signs point to yes.
elec2tecbob

elec2tecbob

March 6, 2017
referencing Signs Under Test, 11xFile, MP3, Album, 320, KOMPAKTCD119
Beautiful melodic album-a must!!!!!!!!!
another of tejadas best efforts yet. : )
hafler3o

hafler3o

July 14, 2015
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Signs Under Test, 11xFile, FLAC, Album, KOMPAKTCD119

I'm no expert on the back catalogue of John Tejada but have heard a lot, and liked a lot. This one is really special in my mind though as it manages to incorporate an excellent sound pallate, groovy rhythms and beautiful melodies and arrangements. This is the closest I've heard anyone come to the sound of Spokes era Plaid, with that playful, throbbing, building progressiveness. One you will be able to dance to and listen to without getting bored. Production and mixing is impeccable too.