|1.||"Some Kind Of Up & Down Yes"|
Dial regular Efdemin returns with a third album of a respected career, with the autumnal theme of Decay inspired by the German producer's three-month artist residency in Kyoto, Japan. Sollmann immersed himself in the local culture while in Kyoto, attending ceremonies with monks at temples and visiting local instrument makers. This results in a ten track set that canvasses the sort of poignant, introverted house music that's characterised much of Phillip Sollmann's work as Efdemin to date. There are however a few stylistic surprises along the way - the stripped back, jacking "Transducer" or the fusion of jazzy licks and noisy bursts of percussion that makes up the title track - but overall you'd be hard pushed to think of a better label to house Decay than Dial.
Brian James, Nick P Warren, Matt Long (FINA Records/mono_cult), JLG, Dot (Legotek Records), Ethyl, Owain Kimber (Owain K), Kone-R (Uncharted Audio), Bearweasel, Tripeo, Alex Font, Mark Graham (Contrast-Wax), Dubaptism, Juno Recommends Techno, Trus'me, Jorge Caiado / Conversion, 3.14, Michael McLardy, Agnostic Rhythm, Psyk, Sir Lord Comixx, Regen, Resident Advisor, Kondaktor, Archie Pelago, Liam Geddes, Colman Buckley, Joey Anderson, SNTS, Rodhad, Borrowed Identity, Shaun J. Wright, Ilario Alicante, Gunnar Haslam
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