The new EP project from Louis Haiman, Other Ground consists of 5 smooth Techno compositions along with 2 remixes by Stasis Recordings/ Toronto based producer Sanderson Dear.
“I’d been working on this collection off and on for the past two years, narrowing it down to a solid 5 tracks- along with Sanderson’s remixes, clocks right in at the 1 hour mark. I’m not trying to tax the listener’s ear with an extended track list. The temptation is there with the digital format, but I get to thinking of all those 33s that I loved growing up : the cohesion, the clarity of message, the sequencing of tracks- all at the 45-60 min mark.”
…but the music?
“I’m always about holding my inspirations close and breathing them into my work. Over the past two years I’ve really been influenced by things like Philip Glass, Wally Badarou and my friend Sanderson Dear and the Stasis Recordings team.”
“There’s lots of interplay, themes and motifs throughout the EP and I would say the two centerpieces would be the opening track “Repattern” and the accompanying remix by Sanderson Dear “Dreaming Electric Patterns” both kind of bookend the project nicely.”
Other Ground is available June 12, 2014 on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, and Bandcamp.
Originally produced in 1995, the music on ‘Actualization’ first came to light via the seminal 1999/ 2002 Transmat : Time : Space compilations. Tracks featured: ‘Soul Purpose’, ‘The Question of You’ and ‘Actualization’.
Various incarnations of the project have surfaced over the years with the most recent being the 2012- Indigo Aera (Netherlands) vinyl only release of “The Soul Purpose EP”.
So, here again, in our own time : space vacuum, we’re happy to present, in it’s original context, ‘Actualization’. Enjoy.
Checking back in with Sanderson Dear for a full rundown on his Toronto based label Stasis Recordings.
He’s just completed his first artist album, Lexicon of A Romantic and I can report that it is a well crafted musical journey consisting of 8 mostly chilled compositions. Sanderson wears his influences proudly without being mired in retro-isms while his mastery of the many styles that constitute electronic music keep him on the move. The stand-out track for me is Warm Embrace, a mid-tempo, lush and uplifting opus to soundtrack your forward movement in life or on the dance floor. Check out our full length feature on Sanderson Dear and Stasis Recordings here.
Sanderson Dear’s new release Lexicon of Romantic is now out on Stasis Recordings.
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Personally curated by Derrick May, this 25 year futuro-spective promises to be the most in-depth exploration of sonic time : space travel that we’ve retrieved in any discernible audio format. Arrives in Japan: 12/05/2012. Click the image for more information!
Check out ‘Seedling’ by Louis Haiman, featured on the CD and also available here as a digital download.
Stasis: The state of equilibrium or inactivity caused by opposing equal forces.
I’ve had the pleasure of connecting with Sanderson Dear and Stasis Recordings (Toronto, Ontario) and we’ve invited him to share his insights on electronic music, technology and creativity among other things.
Let’s first and foremost focus on the music of Stasis Recordings and its well cultivated roster of international artists.
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Indigo Aera 006 : Louis Haiman : Soul Purpose is mined from an archive of 15 to 20 years worth of creativity. I am honored that people are discovering and being moved by this music in 2012. More…
Morgan Sully has been part of the San Diego electronic music and technology scene for the better part of seven years. Lending his know-how for a variety of projects from setting up websites for non-profit organizations, establishing media and technology access to underserved communities to building community electronic music maker groups and simply rocking out your party…
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You can connect with Morgan over at his MEMESHIFT portal.
Also, check out Fwdthought Music Mix : 02 featuring Morgan Sully as he disects and reverse-engineers his favorite tunes from Fountain Music (Japan) .
We’ve had the great pleasure of being involved with Fountain Music in Japan for about a year now being featured on their compilations, and EP projects. The latest being from Hiroshi Watanabe and a highly impressive, lush mix called Century Groove Innovation. (Release date: 03/15/12) The mix features a haunting track from Louis Haiman called “Ghosts of Gratiot”. I guess that means we’ll need to make it available, remixed/ paired up with other tracks in some kind of EP format. Soon.
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