The cult underground producer is back with a new LP full of supreme, futuristic dance floor cuts.
Few producers inspire near unanimous awe and respect within underground (and sometimes mainstream) electronic dance scenes as Convextion. Over the course of two decades and a number of rotating monikers, Gerard Hanson has released some of the most essential techno and electro records within both genres, including two remarkable EPs on Matrix and a 2006 self-titled record on Down Low. His output in the ’00s represented a particularly infectious meeting between Detroit-influenced machine funk and European minimalist restraint.
And just when it seemed like the Convextion alias had been retired for good, 2016 brings us 2845 on a.r.t.less records. And what a return to form it is. As one has come to expect with Convextion’s records, the tracks sit within lush, dubby ecosystems that gleefully morph around the stereo field. And then you have the expert bassline programming: funky and elastic yet mournful and psychedelic in equal measure. With a sound floor that would punish on a proper sound system, this record is going to transform dance floors into star ships rifling through the depths of sonic space.
A1 New Horizon
B1 Distant Transmission
B2 Saline Moon
C1 Tidal Friction
C2 Sea And Satellite
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