Harmonious Discord 041 Deepchild – Golden Moments in American Manufacturing
1. Vulcanised (Original)
2. Vulcanised (PointBender Remix)
3. Golden Moments in American Manufacturing (Original)
4. Golden Moments in American Manufacturing (Ill76 Remix)
5. Golden Moments in American Manufacturing (Gaunt Remix)
The HD camp has long been fans of the raw underground sound of Australian-born berlin-based warehouse wizard Rick Bull aka Deepchild. His expert control of hardware systems and abstract musical methodology has created an impressive lineage of music on labels like Get Physical, Face II Face, Thoughtless, and Trapez. Rick is a pioneer in the uncharted waters of forward thinking techno and this project is far from an exception. Playing on themes of machinery, chaos, and American ethos Rick brings us Golden Moments in American Manufacturing; a galvanized techno experience showcasing the raw and sometimes abrasive moments in democratic evolution.
Vulcanised starts us off with a vocal driven juggernaut. Haunting pitched vocals and arpeggiated bass rolls us through several pockets of sound design and the forefront drum programing is ensured to rattle the windows of your favorite underground haunt. Harmonious Discord’s label boss steps up to remix duties with a muddy bass-laden revision focused on taming the rougher nature of the original. The PointBender quickly evolves into an interplay of mutating synth lines and sharp hardware leads.
Our title track features a cornucopia of distorted rhythm elements the build into an anthem for blue-collar woes. The prevalent vocal “WORK,WORK” is like the drum beat to a tireless task initiated by the hive mind. HD veteran Ill76 offers up a smooth dance floor techno rendition with tugboat atmospheres and cycled rotations of energy building pad progressions. Our final interpretation comes to us from Canadian producer Brandon Sprouse (Driip, Gaunt). Brandon’s gaunt pseudonym borrows many dark and twisted sound design elements present in his Driip pieces but delivers it with a pure techno punch.
Deepchild has yet again set the stage for dystopian artistry through his sonic mastery of haunted spaces. Golden Moments is a subversive reminder of the underlying beauty in the systems and constructs that we all experience daily.
Brendon Moeller – “Both originals are dope.”
Phonogenic (Moodmusic / Turbo) – “‘Vulcanised’ is damn good groovin’.”
Daniel Bortz (Suol / Pastamusik) – “PointBender’s remix … cool one.”
Louk (Compulzion / Druck) – “The Ill76 remix is for me.”
Chris Fortier (Fade) – “Super!”
John Norman (KMS Records / Thoughtless) – “‘Vulcanized’ is just beautiful! Melodic, driving and spacious … just the way I like them. The PointBender remix offers some nice chord stabs to pump up the original. A great EP all around.”
Tyler Stadius (Deepsite / Dialtone Records) – “Serious heavy tracks.”
Adam Collins (Euphoria Records / Omni A.M.) – “This release is amazing. I’ll play them all.”
Alinep (Asia Music / UB Radio) – “All tracks are good, but ‘Vulcanized’ is the f*’ing bomb … I’ll be playing it everywhere.”
Leri Ahel (Mutant Disco Radio Show) – “All versions of ‘Golden Moments …’ are superb. I love it.”
Corbin Dooley (Electric Feel Radio Show) – “Fantastic EP. It’s hard to single out a favorite, but the synth in the PointBender remix really makes it a winner.”