Quick Eternity

Here’s the long awaited Four Tet remix of Daniel Avery’s Quick Eternity, one of those moments where two artists who are right on it combine. I was a little underwhelmed on first hearing- Four Tet’s recent remix of Bicep was a masterpiece from the first time I heard it- but this one doesn’t disappoint once you hit repeat and let it wash over you. It’s a definite mix of two halves, with some little repeating synths parts over a lovely chiming melody for the first half, a fade out and a pause at 4.54, some vinyl static, and then the chimes come back and we’re off into a more home-listening techno second half synth whooshes, whirring sounds and percussion and some distorted bass to carry us home.

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Days From Now

A couple of weeks ago Daniel Avery played a free dj set in eastern Bloc records in town, ahead of an allnighter at Soul Kitchen. The free one in the record shop seemed like a good idea despite the sub-zero temperatures so I ventured out, not really knowing what to expect but half thinking that Eastern Bloc would be a few middle aged techno heads standing around stroking their chins and maybe a handful of other people. I turned up to find a completely packed out Eastern Bloc and a queue. I joined the queue even though I was a good 25 years older than everyone else in it. It was one-in, one-out and there were 8 or 9 people ahead of me. Plus a group of people who went straight to the front of the queue and were let in. The bouncer eyed me a couple times, no doubt wondering why a middle aged man was attempting to gain entry to an event populated by students and locals in their early 20s. Every now and then the door opened and it was obvious a full on techno event was taking place. Young people are into techno. I didn’t know this. I didn’t get in. I stood around in the queue for a while and then went home, deflated.

This 2 hour mix by Avery is ideally suited to the headphones. Some of the subtleties in this might get lost in the car. Set some time aside to really tune in. This Daniel Avery Radio 1 Essential Mix is a set that starts out ambient and gentle and then builds from there, taking its time unfolding over a couple of hours, showcasing the influences that have gone into his forthcoming album.

Daniel Avery – Days From Now
Rote – First Sleep
Hypnoxia – Active Tension
Daniel Avery – Decision Two
Alessandro Cortini – Lotta
Innerst inne – Du Skulle Tagit Med Dig
Oscar Mulero – Depth In Clarity
Saint Etienne – Like A Motorway (Skin Up, You’re Already Dead)
Daniel Avery – Endnote
Daniel Avery – TBW17
Tropic of Cancer – I Woke Up And The Storm Was Over
Nuances – I’m Going To Meet The One I Love
Daniel Avery – Embers
Struktion – Strukture
Volruptus – Hessdalen
London Modular Alliance – Tinker
Dez Williams – On The Verge
Second Storey – Ajunlei 8 (The Exaltics Remix)
Stenny – Fortress
Charles Green – Gamma Rays
Norwell – Transz
Two Lone Swordsmen – Neuflex
Carl A. Finlow – Wafer Thin
Mor Elian – Fairplex Drive
Lanark Artefax – Touch Absence (Intimidating Stillness Mix)
Cleric & Setaoc Mass – 188
Versalife – Missing Link
Daniel Avery – First Light
Daniel Avery – REHBGBV4367

Slow Fade

Daniel Avery has just released a new 4 track e.p. Plenty of hazy, calming white noise, FX, ghostly synths and echo-laden drums. Like walking through fog and then coming out of it. A new album, Song For Alpha, comes out in April and if Slow Fade is anything to go by it will be very good indeed.

 

Avery

Daniel Avery turned in at NTS Radio on January 2nd and played an hour of tunes. This starts off gentle and beatless, gradually gathering pace and turning up the heat. He’s going to be back on a monthly basis. Expect drones, washes of synth noise, minimalism and techno.

Tracklist-
Kurt Baggaley- Remembering Infinity
Uon- Kissing
Second Woman- IE/P
Aphex Twin- Xepha
Volruptus- Alien People
Iona Fortune- Kun
Versalife- QU/AD
Anthony Linell- Separated From Other Bodies
Opuswerk- Extensum
JK Flash- Exit Stance
Cassegrain- Decagon

All The Right Noises

Frankfurt’s Roman Flugel has been a resident on the German electronic and club scene since the early 90s. His head was turned by a Chicago house compilation his older brother gave him and he hasn’t looked back since. In 2016 he released an album, All the Right Noises, a record that went some distance from acid techno and trance, exploring a more ambient and contemplative sound- synths, ambient noise and analogue drum sounds. The title track is a perfect example.

All The Right Noises

In 2014 he remixed one of the tracks off Daniel Avery’s debut album, turning an already pretty tripped out modern techno track into an even more tripped out modern techno track. A masterclass of machine groove.

Techno Saturday Night

Drew was waxing lyrical about the pleasures of Daniel Avery’s Drone Logic album yesterday and then I found this, a very recent two hour shift he put in at NTS Radio. Two hours of what I hear you ask? Techno. Mainly wonderful, glorious  techno.

Sunday Evening Slowdown

This live set from Daniel Avery has just come online, recorded on a Sunday evening at London’s Brilliant Corners. This isn’t the taut and intense techno he’s known for but an hour and a half of slowness, shoegaze and ambient- Fuxa, Michael Rother, My Bloody Valentine, early New Order and Autechre included.