CAT n°:￼ SUBT101 // SUBT102 // SUBT103
FORMAT: 12” Vinyl // Digital Download
RELEASE DATE: Part 1 vinyl: 10/03/2017 // Part 2 vinyl: 31/03/2017 // Part 3 vinyl: 14/04/2017 // Parts 1, 2, 3 digital: 26/04/2017
Sublunar is the new label founded by Sciahri and Dagdrom. The label sound focuses on deep and hypnotic textural techno and will represent the owners’ specific taste for both club effective techno as well as more experimental excursions. Each release is limited and hand-numbered.
Their first output is a three 12″ Ep’s trilogy called ‘Devotion’ by one of the two owners Sciahri, the Florence based Dj and producer who has just released his second EP on Ilian Tape. As Sciahri somehow tries to create worlds and environments, the first chapter of this trilogy ‘Devotion – part 1’ represents the start of the journey, entering a dimension that is abstract yet solid and physical, full of vividly distinguishable details. The air is dense but there’s room to breathe and to let one’s body and mind engage with the narrative that develops over the course of the three tracks.
Devotion – Part 2 is the continuum of the journey into Sciahri’s dimension. The atmosphere here is as thick as it is unsettling. Leading the way, a dry, chunky aural flow that begins with ‘Shelter’ and then rarefies, taking a more angular yet diffused pattern with ‘Contortion’. The ending ‘Lineage’ then throws us in a mass of fog, a state of uncertainty where only hints of a beat are given.
The third part is the final stage of the journey into the author’s sonic environment. The pace is initially fast and energetic, with ‘Anathema’ and ‘Prostration’ exploring different areas of the frequency spectrum through mysterious yet functional techno arrangements, which then lead us to the closing track of this whole excursion, ‘Critical Devotion’, a slow-motion uplifting anthem that brings us back to the surface.
Devotion Part 1 A1. / 1. Anxiety B1. / 2. Illusion B2. / 3. Falter
Devotion Part 2 A1. / 1. Shelter B1. / 2. Contortion B2. / 3. Lineage
Devotion Part 3 A1. / 1. Anathema B1. / 2. Prostration B2. / 3. Critical Devotion