Adam Winchester - Muutto (12" - Clear & Black Marbled Vinyl) (a quiet RIOT)

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Adam Winchester - Muutto (12" - Clear & Black Marbled Vinyl) (a quiet RIOT)
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Something deep and dark on a new label from the RIOT Radio crew. Limited edition of 300 copies on clear & black marbled vinyl with full printed sleeve and textured coloured printed insert.

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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
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Track 2 Position A2
Track 2 Title The Light
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Track 3 Position A3
Track 3 Title Primate Methods Of Purification
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Track 4 Position B1
Track 4 Title Hold
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Track 5 Title Metaphors
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Track 6 Title Swan Song
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