[HD025] Grey Music Project – Forgotten Frequencies

Grey Music Project (or more commonly known as just Grey) is no stranger to the Harmonious Discord imprint; nor are they to the electronic music landscape with a 10 year discography on musical outlets like Guidance, Fair Park, and Blunted Funk. Grey was the fuel the fired the creation of Harmonious Discord and included two of the labels founders Sean Anderson and Eric Reeves. In the early 2000’s Eric and Sean would travel between Houston and Dallas to vanish inside a studio and cram as much creative writing into a single weekend as possible. After a brief hiatus, the last 4 years they have shifted focus on their solo projects; Sean’s “PointBender” project brought a new edgy techno sound to his already stable house foundation and Eric’s “Litex” moniker is a solid outlet for bass driven dance gems.

Forgotten Frequencies is a collection of tunes from the vault that were slated for many years for vinyl release and because of shifts in technologies never saw the light of day. We felt we couldn’t keep these tunes a secret any longer and are excited about their new home on Harmonious Discord.

Harmonious Discord 025 Grey – Forgotten Frequencies
1. Grey Music Project featuring Adam Pickrell – Owls

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2. Grey Music Project featuring Adam Pickrell – Owls (BC Denton Dub)

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3. Grey Music Project – Comfort

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4. Grey Music Project – Theory in Motion

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5. Grey Music Project – Bittersnack (Chakaharta’s Half-Moon Weekend Edit)

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Owls is a lush float down the quite current of melting droplets of melody. The mood is introduced by a full pad takeover and a slow key whisper. As intensity and substance builds the keys begin telling a story with the masterful Adam Pickrell (White Lotus Society) at the controls. Motion pushes this deep/jazzy into a seductive cacophony of beauty and technology. We begin to arrive at the deep end of the selection with converging melody breathes that swirl and combine to create a soundscape that is full of life. Fellow founder Brad Denton chooses to take this melody monster and tame it in a bass heavy, guitar-driven tech house re-work. Brad has for years been an HD secret weapon and we are glad to introduce him to the label via one of our favorite remixes. Comfort begins in an odd fashion with gated alien conversations, stabby synths, and occasional pin-ball textures. The resolution comes in with the addition of pleasant pad washes, but is quickly broken with mounting synthesizer interplay. This selection then takes off into warzone of pleasant and harsh accents that move and rotate as they change their shades. Theory in Motion gives us a break from the melody driven ep with a dubby tech house mover with subversive bass and haunting leads. This dub workout is perfect for the early night excursion into techno weirdness. Lastly, we leave you with one of our favorite remixes of a Grey Music Project track that came out on a self release back in 2008 but didn’t include a masterful re-work by JD Northrupp aka Chahaharta. JD’s productions are always hard to put into words but his halfmoon rework will leave any dance floor in disarray.

Dj Feedback:
Benoit C “pretty nice”
ThugFucker “Niceeee. Reminds me of some of the jazzy UR stuff.. wicked.”
Orde Meikle “nice EP – will try out thanx”
Noah Pred “Loving Theory in Motion Dub”
Russell Deeks “Lovely deep vibes, Owls reminds me of classic west coast jazz-funk in places”
Omid 16B “4/5”
Jamie Topham “Owls is good, but Comfort & Theory In Motion cuts sound equally good.”
Diz Washington “Dope for the early evening!!”
Laurent N “Nice Deep & House Release. Original tracks are good. I will play them for sure. SUPPORT !!!”
Aruba “Very cool EP. Esp liking Owls.”
Tim Thalr “Downloading for BLN.FM radio, Berlin.”
Distant People “funky groove, like the keys and the owl sample ! BC denton dub is tight, thanks”
Zaint “Im liking both “Theory In Motion” & “Bittersnack” Thanks guys!”
DJ Naz “This is really excellent. All the tracks have a wonderful warm feel to them. The first track Owls is very elegant, super catchy base and that melody that runs all the way through it is really incredible. The dub version I especially like, the beat is more potent and the percusiion is a very nice addition, the base they used here is also excellent. Putting bits of the drums through that sharp reverb I also liked…very dubby with a great sense of space. Comfort again carries on in the same line as the first two minus the melody, however it is still very pleasant without being too interesting. Theory in motion unfortunately is a bit samey and not a lot happens, its saving grace is good drums with some nice technical touches at times. Bittersnack slow entrance is great, I love the long intro and the progression is very good with instruments coming in layers, nice keys keep it bright enough, very nice but the first two tracks are the definate stand outs on this EP.”
Rob Pearson “Theory in motion is ok for more laid back sets”
Da Funk “comfort is nice!”
Jon Delerious “Owls is my fav here – Cheers! Jon D”
Presslaboys “Whole Release is Interesting”

Press:
Kiss FM “just .. that twist..!! nicE”
Galaxy Digital Radio “Amazing music, production skills are sublime.”
Urbnet “1 the deep goes well with the soulful tickling of the keys, not sure about the transition into the acidy sounds though otherwise i’d be on this 2 the sporadic nature of the beats with the percussion is nice, the soothing keys are great, a little too much going on though otherwise i’d be on this 3 the funky swagger and the deep vibe reels me in here! 4 the deep house vibe seems to be overshadowed by a quirky tech house ominous sound, not sure if i dig it 5 this is a great playful experiment for the floor or even the chilled rooms.”
Freaks Radio Show “Such a great ep. Owls is my favorite one. Full support”
Diamonds of Dance Music “Great stuff! Thanks”
Ibiza Sonica Radio “nice releasae! love the originals!”
Rodon FM95 “Amazing EP. Emotional deep adventures with jazzy and techno influences on ‘’Owls’’ original is a magic moment on the EP. Techy BC Denton Dub on the same title reminds me fave F Communications releases, ‘’Comfort’s’’ deep chords is so chilled, Chakaharta’s Half Moon Weekend Remix on ‘’Bittersnack’’ is a night weapon and ‘’Theory In Motion’’ that follows a deep dub motion is enjoyable.”
Deep South Audio Blog “smooth sexy beats … just the sort of sound i like in my late night radio sets … great vibez and i’ll be supporting a few of the tunes for sure”
Dancefloor Mayhem Blog “Really like Owls original and BC Denton Dub. Great deep house.”

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