Chris Gavin - Moon 1969
Produced by Chris Gavin, former guitarist in Barry Kingston's Team (Michel Polnareff's team) also label manager with RPO records (TOP 5 Billboard) comes with a new EP called Moon 1969. The original mix couldn't be more primal as stripped back as dance music gets. A crackly drum loop rumbles for nearly 6 minutes, over which the vision of Chris Gavin croaks a soporific, stream-of-consciousness monologue. The low-life poetry is a touchstone here, although at times the drums are obtuse to the point of baffling.. His second vision on this EP is "Evoked Symphony Mix" keeps the drums buried in the mix, the same infinite loop rolling and rolling while the monologue continues.
The Editor showcase it's a more substantial offering, with synths, skipping hats and more detailed percussive elements and the more conventional arrangement pushes out of the limelight. On Oxytek remix there's also a very real sense of space, with echoing creaks and thuds appearing genuinely distant rather than simply softer or quieter, slowly develops from a gently undulating static hum into its beautifully fragile, cinematic final third.
This may be introspective electronica but there's nothing in the least disquieting about the release as with most of the synths output, it's hard to tell if this record is genius or a prank. In truth, it's probably a bit of both.
- Moon 1969 (Original Mix)
- Moon 1969 (The Editor Remix)
- Moon 1969 (Evoked Symphony Mix)
- Moon 1969 (Oxytek Remix)
Label: Insomniafm Records
Released: April 9th, 2013
Style: Tech House