Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Song of The Day #082

"Radiance I" by Basic Channel

How can you go to Berlin and not get a Basic Channel record? You can't, plain and simple. "Radiance I" is one of my Berlin souvenirs, and, like most other Basic Channel tracks, it's very good and very minimal. There's not really a concrete beat here, which is to say it's less dancefloor-ready than some of the group's other work, but the track is propelled by a low, repeating synth line. Lo-fi synths of varying intensities float in and out, it sounds like there's some phase-shifting, and next thing you know: it's over.

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