DeepChord vs. Octal Industries ‎– Arrival / Departure

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Octal ‎– OCTAL 03
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Vinyl, 12", Limited Edition, 33 ⅓ RPM, Orange Transparent
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A Octal Industries Arrival
B DeepChord Departure

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100 copies.

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  • Matrix / Runout: (Run-out Side A): "Where has Octal Industries been?"
  • Matrix / Runout: (Run-out Side B): "Where is Deepchord going?"

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sharwoodwalker

sharwoodwalker

February 22, 2016
A little bird told me that this is being remastered and repressed etc later this year!
mancity1970

mancity1970

September 4, 2015

One of my prized possessions, funkstar would need to add at least 3 zeros to that figure to part with mine.
Mark_Anthony

Mark_Anthony

December 31, 2009
edited over 7 years ago

Out of all the Deepchord/Rod Modell releases I have heard in my lifetime, this one is my personal favorite. In my opinion, Departure is their most exceptional work and also unfortunately not so easy to get ahold of these days unless your willing to save up some serious clams. Departure is basically 2 tracks melded into 1. The first half of the record is comprised of the classic Deepchord skanks and a subtle analogue tape hiss. At approximately the 4 minute marker, you're going to want to make sure you're seated and well comfortable because when they bring the bongo loop that into focus which, up until now had been lurking in the background of the composition, its going to blow your mind.
Brisk

Brisk

June 12, 2007
edited over 10 years ago

Arrival really is one of the most beautiful techno records I have heard. It is a huge progression from the usual dub techno template and is a journey from start to finish. The ethereal pads drift along effortlessly and the delicate percussion compliments it perfectly. If you enjoy the GAS releases, then this track is right up your alley.

This release is incredibly limited though and I was lucky enough to pick up a copy on black vinyl before they sold out. Luckily, Arrival was licensed for use on the excellent Styrax Leaves label, so you should still be able to get a copy from there. Truly touching, timeless music.
element8

element8

March 20, 2006
edited over 11 years ago

all levels of deepness and minimalism have been raised to another level with this release. octal comes back after a three year hiatus to make a beautiful record that anyone involved with the dub / downtempo / minimal scene should not be without. a stunning example of the beauty of techno...records like this are few and far between.
AEK

AEK

March 20, 2006
edited over 11 years ago

Two tracks on Octal's third release that compliment each other nicely. 'Arrival' is a mesmirising slice of minimal techno, very similar in production style to Jeff Samuel. With elements of click, glitch and squelch it floats along beautifully. 'Departure' is classic Rod Modell/Deepchord material, with a warm rich feeling. Subtle percussion emerges into the second half of the track, which then slowly reduces until we are left with nothing but the beat and the analogue hiss. Exceptional tracks and thoroughly recommended.