How to jump from the most marginal of Chicago´s ghetto in the late 80´s or from the gray and suburban Detroit, to the asphalt and concrete favela jungle that is Sao Paulo today?
The second reference of Melodram Recordings crew is here! The Soul Architect´s debut,"Dark Zone" is the only way of transportation available to anyone who is deemed to start a undertakingjourney on such a scale in just 15 minutes of sound experience. We caution all users of this route: No guarantee of return, many people have never wished it ...
The Soul Architect finally put one foot in the musical scene challenging physics, opening doors and creating synergies between the sounds and styles that have marked the music of the twentieth century. The three tracks in "Dark Zone", the paulician cherubs realize it, go from jazz and detroitian atmospheres of the first theme (which gives the name to the ep), to a style cocktail ofprimitive black electronics of the 80´s, in which acid and Chicago house join the New York´s post-punk-funk(the dark soul and insanely sexual bands like ESG or labels as Ze Records as you can see from the distance), rounds off a good dose of big bassdrums and snares that could easily confuseanyone as Farley Jackmaster Funk himself. In fact they have been echoing in our ears for weeks, just like the first time we heard the great master.
(PEACE GO WITH YOU BROTHER)
In the third theme "Fire Down In My Soul", The Soul Architect let us know how he combines different styles and time periods in the same subject and how he adapts them to new times, giving a composition of straight soul-influenced house an essence of most avant-garde post-dubstep , making the timelessness of its contents, something that certainly does this post-adolescent in his first job: create dance music that knows no seasons, with aged flavor, but looking to the future ..
It's a great illusion and the greatest honor for us as a label to give life to a work of such dimensions, a job that is a confirmation of those wise words of Alan Lomax (the first digger known in history), who back in the 50´s declared: "The music always comes from the ghetto, from the oppressed, and always takes years to reach the big theaters. In fact, sometimes never gets to do it."
From Melodram Recordings knowing this great truth, we could not afford both soul and mind of "The Soul Architect" could be marginalized or forgotten, much less that the world had to wait more to meet a new genius ...
released September 5, 2012
Suport: Alex Agore, James Johnston, Chicago Skyway, Tim Gibney, Aaron Yamagishi Kawai, Feelharmonic Records, Hanokh Vilela, Rafael Moura, Anthony shake, dj Fra and many moore
Artwork: Mi Pingüino Naranja
Review: Abu Sou
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