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Insect O. - Atacama

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Etui Records continues it´s 20th anniversary with the first full-length by label founder InsectO. “Atacama” is a compilation of 10 tracks showcasing his wide range of music productionskills. Beside his music he also shares a big passion for traveling and video filming. Back inhis studio he creates memories about his journeys.

Insect O. - Atacama

Insect O. - Atacama

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Insect O. - Atacama
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Fri 12 Oct 2018
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ETUILP001
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Etui Records continues it´s 20th anniversary with the first full-length by label founder InsectO. “Atacama” is a compilation of 10 tracks showcasing his wide range of music productionskills. Beside his music he also shares a big passion for traveling and video filming. Back inhis studio he creates memories about his journeys. He combines analog synthesizers toneswith sounds of his modular system, endless echoes and warm reverbs.In “Resonance” resonating filter tones playing a distinctive melody over sparkling drums.“Forest Of The Monkeys”, which has been released originally on Etui Winter Camp 4, got aneven more mystically treatment for the album version. The title track “Atacama” is drivenchord techno with tons of echo that we know from him. But there is always more to discover.

For the opening track “Wanderlust” he used voices of video recordings as layers and at theend of “New Dawn” you hear the birds singing outside his studio window. With it’s bass dubvibe “Pan de Azúcar” sounds like a chilly day at the so named national parc in Chile.“Train To Tresor” is a memory of his first train ride to the old Berlin club more than 20 yearsago. It shows his love for raw techno sound. Do you know that feeling when coming homeafter a night of raving, you still have the stroboscope in mind but the bassdrum is gone? Thisis what “Afterrave” is all about.Finally the album closes with “Ghosts In Space”, an epic track with pulsating chords andwarm pads bedded in shimmer verb of a famous reverb pedal.

You want to go on a journeyagain.When Insect O. traveled the Atacama Desert from Bolivia to Chile he was surrounded byvolcanoes. His path took him up to 4.800m above sea level. At this strange place the ideaabout his album came into mind. The photo for the cover artwork was taken there. In thedistance you can see the mountain where ALMA - Atacama Large Millimeter Array is lookinginto the universe. On the inside you see La Paz by night from El Alto. So the album is ajourney in every sense. It´s music for traveling.

Tracklist
1. A1 Wanderlust
2. A2 Resonance
3. A3 Forest Of The Monkeys (Album Version)
4. B1 Atacama
5. B2 Train To Tresor
6. C1 Pan de Azúcar
7. C2 Oceans Plastics
8. C3 New Dawn
9. D1 Afterrave
10. D2 Ghosts In Space

All tracks written & produced by Oliver Hartmann 2015 - 2018.
Produced and mixed at KOE25 studios Dresden.
Artwork by Daniel Madlung / DM Creative

Photo credit
front: Atacama Street by Oliver Hartmann
inside: La Paz at Night / View from El Alto by Oliver Hartmann
Mastered by Salz
Manufactured by RAND
Made in EU