Distal – Civilization (TECCD014)
After my first few listens, quite simply, Civilization is a breath of fresh-air to Tectonic. Distal will be the first to cite Pinch‘s influence in his own work, however Civilization transcends what most expect from the legendary label. Tracks exploring a wide palette of styles, not simply BPM, with the unmistakable aesthetic of a Distal production. More importantly the tracks and their arrangement do feel cohesive, a craft that seems to elude many full length releases in the current wave of electronic music.
Read more and listen to previews of Distal’s Civilization LP beneath the fold.
For more in-depth analysis on the release, check the following sites posted reviews:
Listen to Distal – Gorilla [via BoilerRoom.tv]
I’m certain with the number of music blogs available these days, myriad reviews of this release are only days away and I am looking forward to hearing what others think of the work. Having heard a lot of these tunes both inside and outside the context of the album, and now ultimately being fortunate enough to see it all in the context of the finished product, it is understandably difficult for me to approach reviewing the material objectively.
Congratulations to someone I am fortunate not only to get to work with both on Sub.FM and with Embassy Recordings, but also someone who has become a good friend since we started non-sensing about politics after playing together at a part in EAV several years ago.
NYC fans can catch Distal at Bass Mutations for Unsound NYC at the end of the month coinciding with the album’s release
You can listen to Distal, Mite, and myself on Late Nite Tip on Sub.FM every first and third Sunday at 2300 GMT.
Distal – Civilization Tracklist:
1. The Sun
2. Feed Me
3. Preach On Hustle
4. Around The Fire
7. House Party Five
8. Drop Like This
10. Not Cool
11. Temple People
12. Boca Ratawn
13. She Wears Pearls