Parallax ‎– Aquamarine / Deep Purple

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Xpressive ‎– XPRV 007
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Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Promo
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Xpressive promo label on Side A
White Label on Side B

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DJSIKsf

DJSIKsf

February 20, 2016


One of my favorite mid-90's atmospheric plates to mix in and around more well-known classics, as this relatively rare and unplayed 12" deserves a lot more attention than its received, and it blends flawlessly with the recognizable GLR/Photek/MSX catalogues. "Aquamarine" is devastingly gorgeous with its tabla drums, tons of layered breaks, and the intro breakbeat evocative of Adam F's Circles. Key descriptive word is "layers", as whenever I listen to this track I hear something new that rekindles my appreciation. "Deep Purple" is the side that I played the most when this 12" first came into my possession, as the amens, pads, and atmospheres sound similar to pre-Hokusai Source Direct and their aliases, especially Secret Liasons and their Certificate 18 Sounds of Life 12"'s. A veritable array of progression and beauty make this 12" a must-have for deep atmospheric lovers, but be patient with the pricing, as it's not that rare nor that well-known to command upwards of the $30+ that's currently available.