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Ell-Er - Shine Fade Lost LP
The 31st release for Lung Filler Records will be the debut album from Swedish producer Ell-Er. The Shine Fade Lost LP brings together 9 original tracks that cross minimal, tech-house and techno. Make no mistake that this isn't just a collection of original tracks. Each track provides a unique quality that shows of Ell-Er's compositional skills, whilst the track order works perfectly to form a full and engaging listening experience. The percussion programming is sublime with growing textures and the slow developing hooks form the backbone of the album. To give a definitive ending to the album, the opening track 'Ultra' has been remixed by Fred White.
The album starts with Ultra; a slow developing minimal track. Sparse percussion spatters across the intro until the first synthetic key stab colours the mix with a sense of depth and space. Ever developing and overlapping percussion grooves progress across a smooth arrangement before the track winds down.
ANO1 begins with a hypnotic percussion line, which forms a strong hook for the rest of the track to build. Deep reverberant swells pulse in the background of the mix, setting up space for the chordal hook and new percussion that develops throughout the track.
03) Sahara Producing
Sahara Producing kicks off with finely tuned, 'live' sounding percussion and a resonant drone that swells across the intro. Intensity builds slowly with plenty of micro adjustments and subtle changes in the sound. An ominous track with a spooky synthetic twist.
Bass wobbles and a stuttering 'marching' styles snare start the track, setting up the pace and feel for the vocal. The pitched down vocal is reminiscent of the infamous sound of the label 'minus'. An easy track to get lost within, as the repetitive bass works its way into your head.
05) Let Go
Let Go builds tough techno drums sounds over the developing textures that lead into the synth strings. A blend of more familiar 'minor' feeling timbres and dissonant textures colour the track with a dark feel. This leads up the resonant, jittering and unsettling synth that proceeds the strings.
Building on a two chord hook, Beneath starts with a building pad. Slowly moving LFOs colour the sound and percussion rises through the mix, all underpinned by a deep and solid bass. The tracks builds with lots of small adjustments to the sounds, which provide the perfect balance of repetition and evolution.
N9L019 starts with a tightly compressed kick and swinging bass groove. A simple sound which is memorable and catchy from the start. Building in Ell-Ers signature percussion programming; the track mixes straight, swung and varied percussion lines to keep the track moving.
A deep synthetic chord hit starts off the track Safezones with a reverberant swell, along with an automating delay from the percussion that underpins the track. Heavily automated sounds create an ever changing sense of space, as the bass bends under the track.
Intakt starts with resonant hits and swells, that bounce and automate from the back to the foreground of the mix. Heavily panned percussion develops, creating a wide stereo field for the sounds to grow and echo across.
10) Ultra (Fred White Remix)
Rounding off the album is Fred White's remix of the opening track Ultra. He makes use of the original parts; the sounds develop in a similar way with a new drum groove and altered sense of space. The track then proceeds into a classic techno style synth line, which moves across various instruments to form the main hook for the track.
released 07 July 2011