The Time Of Cruel Miracles [​+​Remixes]

by 30drop

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    This paragraph from Solaris, the novel written in 1961 by Stanislav Lem, is the starting point for the concept this 30drop album has been built upon. Science fiction masters like Lem are one of the greatest influences for the artist, who devised this album after the mental challenges that humans should overcome in a future: encounter with beings from other civilizations: capable of interacting with us in a totally unthinkable way so far.

    Away from what many a sci-fi blockbuster depicts, this work revolves around the idea that such meeting with alien species will be eminently a mental experience that will shock not only our cultural values but also our very own perceptions about what space/time/reality is – a mindbending experience where everything we knew before dissolves around us and propels us to uncharted grounds. Terra incognita so far.

    Bypassing the “random track collection” syndrome that plagues many of today’s so-called techno albums – this LP was conceived and devised from it’s very beginning as a full, complete work in itself, best enjoyed in it’s totality. A story-telling journey (very much in the tradition of seminal / genre-defining albums as UR’s X-102) were tracks lead you to one another. Tracks can be enjoyed on their own, being all suited for dancefloor and dj-sets alike, but take a complete different meaning when put in the right context within the album.
    Musically this long-player combines stripped-down rhythms, sweeping pads and hypnotical bleeping sequences woven together in an intrincate but subtle way, a fashion that harks back to the classic minimalist yet complex mid-90’s sound of Hood, Mills and T.Dixon – sounds appealing both the mind and the feet.

    Classic and futuristic at the same time, this is a compelling journey that opens with the eerie atmospheres of Our Understanding before really taking off with the cadential NGC1277. The hypnotic Captured Rotation sets the pace for the rest of album which oscillates between the exhilarating cosmic groove of Beyond Language and the contemplative stasis of The Mirror. Other highlights include the entrancing Goldene Spirale or the furiously busy Approaching Light.

    The whole package is further rounded up by a set of remixes which showcase the different directions taken by techno producers this days: from Substance’s solid Berlin-style to Architectural’s spaced-out visions via Rivet’s hard-hitting club bangers and Zero Mass abrassive experiments.

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FEEDBACKS:

- Angel Molina:
‘Beyond Language’, ‘Our Understanding’, ‘Goldene Spirale (Substance Remix)’, ‘NGC1277 (Architectural Remix)’, ‘Stadt des Orion (Rivet Remix)’… A bit of everything and very interesting. As expected, my support! Thanks.

- Arnaud Le Texier:
Some great tracks. Nice remixes. Thx.

- Ben Sims:
Plenty of solid cuts on here, big thx!

- Birth of Frequency:
Nice album. Well done!

- Blawan:
Really nice techno long player! Full support.

- Cio D'Or:
Excellent!

- Dasha Rush:
Like it! Thanks.

- Denise Rabe:
The Zero Mass Rmx is my fav. Nice balanced album.

- Donor:
A lot of great material on here. Remixes too. Thanks. Looking forward to playing many.

- Electric Indigo:
Nice album, some very useful tracks here, thank you! ’Approaching Lights’ and the Substance remix are my favorites.

- Gary Beck:
Nice one on the ‘Standard Model’ track, my fav here thx.

- HD Substance:
Excellent SciFi techno from outer space as always with this entity, remixes superb as well.

- Jeroen Search:
Yes very cool! already been playing several tracks, DJ Pete rmx is massive!

- Kr!z:
Full support, some great music here.

- Lenny Posso:
Pure fire! I can’t even pick a fav… It’s full on!

- Matrixxman:
Hell yes. I need more of this in my life.

- Radio Slave:
Great collection.

- Ryuji Takeuchi:
Great stuff here! Especially Substance remix for me. Full support.

- Sigha:
Great stuff, looking forward to diving in properly.

- Tommy Four Seven:
Heavyweight.

- Trevino:
Very very good. The real sound of techno. Excellent production.

- Truncate / Audio Injection:
A lot of dope tunes in here! Thanks!

- Yac (I/Y):
All killer, no filler here.

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released March 17, 2017

2017, 30D Records

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