Release Date: Aug 27, 2012
Record label: Soma
Genre(s): Electronic, Techno, Dub
It was on a beach in 1946 that French artist Yves Klein came up with his concept of "architecture of air": the notion of creating art from the natural elements. And it's on another beach 65 years later that we find Rod Modell—a man who talks of being heavily influenced by visual art—collecting samples for his second solo DeepChord album, Sommer. Indeed, you could see Modell as Klein's musical descendant, his previous Echospace and DeepChord albums like 2010's Liumin and 2011's Hash-Bar Loops using field recordings made in Tokyo and Amsterdam respectively as the foundations for towers of dub.
What with all this global warming, we're going to have to come up with a new standard of summer music. Gone are the days of summertime when the living was easy. In its place is a summer that's molten hot, with bad pollution and pavement that mercilessly throws heat into your face. That's what this Sommer is all about.