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Monday chilled track with Steve Hillage

Here is an interesting project by Evan Bartholomew, better known as Bluetech, producer of psychedelic influenced IDM sound (PsyDM) and an owner of a prolific record label, Native State Records. Sounds like a mixture of psybient and dubbed out downtempo. Nowadays he records on an independent label, Somnia, where along with a roster of modern classical musicians, he releases limited copies of minimal, electro-acoustic and ambient dreamscapes under his own name, Evan Bartholomew. In this fourth Somnia release, Dreamtime Submersible, Bartholomew teams up with the legendary Steve Hillage, ex member of The Orb, and offers ambient soundscapes with dub techno influences. Dreamtime Submersible is an album with a continuous mix of evolving sweeps, that becomes a single unfolding composition within seven movements, each transforming and elaborating on a theme. Steve Hillage, whose discography trails into the 70s – most notable for his ambient techno project with Miquette Giraudy, System 7. A continuous sweep of a story-telling emotion that is impossible to interrupt in mid-sentence. Not once a repeated pattern of signal processing carecterize the music here. Each note is carrying an immeasurable delay that feeds into an eternal enveloppe. The album begins with a bass theme which evokes a 4/4 kick drum that my brain just can’t place at the beginning of each measure. It comes in between the bars (as a hi-hat would).. And then every measures are becoming seamless, with a feeling reminding of Dreamfish, as if we’re submerged deep under water…. I end up listening to a unique melodic pattern every time. And approach on a different path towards the core of dreamtime. On each arrival, I am fully submerged in a warm trance of bliss and harmony. Enjoy…

Steve Hillage & Evan Marc : Intention craft (2008 : Dreamtime Submersible : Somnia records)

Categories: Ambient, Dub
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