Playing tracks by
Brock van Wey, Intrusion, Blir, Joel Tammik, Oliver Deutschmann and more.
Rod Modell may be best known for his faultless collection of DeepChord records; the short-lived label issued some of the most cerebral variations on dub techno that stand up proudly beside any of the first-wave artists from the German strain of the genre. Others may know him from his part in the duo that gave us the haunting resonance of his and Steven Hitchell’s immaculate The Coldest Season album, which was just the beginning of the multi-layered, sonic-textural delights that Echospace have thus far been responsible for. Before these forays in the world of subconscious mind-mood rhythms, Modell issued a series of ambient releases, all of which were held in just as high esteem as his better-known DeepChord or Echospace affiliated work. He provided us with a stunning mix of deep, dub-wise atmospherics, giving us an incredible look into how he approaches his art form, a read which is by turns compelling and inspiring.