This is the 1 st vinyl release on a quiet RIOT, an independent electronic music label based in Scotland.
Following his Interferenza cassette for Osiris Music, Berlin-based sound artist Adam Winchester returns with a new body of work that sees him embracing ever more forthright rhythms while adhering to his established lines of sonic enquiry. With roots in the Bristol dubstep scene and a long-standing partnership with Christopher Jarman in Dot Product, Winchester has spent the past few years investigating alternative methods of sound generation that deal in hidden electromagnetic frequencies and spectral tones found lurking in circuitry. Bringing these extremities back to a more structured focus, Muutto is a highly personal work that captures the period of transition as he moved from Bristol to Berlin.
While the finely sculpted tonality and artful distortion of his recent work is plain to hear throughout, Muutto is also grounded in arrangement and melody, weaving a tangible narrative that pivots around steely rhythmic architecture, nodding to his roots in club music without expressing anything explicitly ‘dancefloor.’ Even at its most physical, as on the weighted march of “Hold,” the emphasis is on atmosphere and mood, no matter how heavy the drums fall. In the distant murmurs of pads and poignant vocal threads, the bittersweet emotional backdrop to the record comes through in abundance.
There’s space afforded for the more avant-garde tendencies in Winchester’s music too. “Metaphors” is caked in guttural feedback that comes on like a particularly noisy Albini studio session strapped to a chassis of the swampiest blues rock lurch you’re likely to hear all year.
In its needlepoint detail, broad scope of sound palettes and potent expression, Muutto is an accomplished offering, but more significant is the way these facets are bound together by immediacy and form that transcend the freeform experimentation many of Winchester’s traits are drawn from.
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Artist Adam Winchester Label a quiet RIOT Music Format General Vinyl Music Format Specific 12" Genre Ambient / New Age, Downtempo, Electronic, Experimental, Techno Release Date 19 Apr 2019 Track 1 Position A1 Track 1 Title Crane Track 1 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/aqR007/1.+Crane.mp3 Track 2 Position A2 Track 2 Title The Light Track 2 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/aqR007/2.+The+Light.mp3 Track 3 Position A3 Track 3 Title Primate Methods Of Purification Track 3 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/aqR007/3.+Primate+Methods+Of+Purification.mp3 Track 4 Position B1 Track 4 Title Hold Track 4 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/aqR007/4.+Hold.mp3 Track 5 Position B2 Track 5 Title Metaphors Track 5 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/aqR007/5.+Metaphors.mp3 Track 6 Position B3 Track 6 Title Swan Song Track 6 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/aqR007/6.+Swan+Song.mp3 Track 7 Position No Track 7 Title No Track 7 Preview URL No Track 8 Position No Track 8 Title No Track 8 Preview URL No Track 9 Position No Track 9 Title No Track 9 Preview URL No Track 10 Position No Track 10 Title No Track 10 Preview URL No Track 11 Position No Track 11 Title No Track 11 Preview URL No Track 12 Position No Track12 Title No Track 12 Preview URL No