“…una vibra distinta y gratificante…”
“…entrar en un modo más enigmático”…
“The first trio including “Variable Mira,” “No Gravity Landing,” and “Banyan Walk,” draws from the ambient tradition. These tracks create an atmosphere gives a sense of timelessness and serenity. In contrast, the second part which includes “Levitating Chords,” “Lost Dimension,” and “Neon Plant,” takes a turn letting the listener experience a state of ecstasy. “
29.09.2023 || Electronic, Ambient, Drone, Kosmiche Musik
51beats presents VARIABLE MIRA, a new electronic collection by Plasman, 6 neocosmic tracks designed to travel through time, polyrhythm and sound layering.
Recorded with a 4-track on magnetic tape, VARIABLE MIRA collects six electronic compositions created by Plasman by using analog synths and modular systems.
Composed between 2021 – 2022 and presented by the Italian label 51beats, the six tracks share the taste for the simultaneous use of rhythmic layers and sound stratification. The superimposed alternations of arpeggios, phases and counter-phases, beats and dilations generate sound-flows that drive the ear – and the imagination – to a place without dimensions, a singular fracture of Time: from which era do the notes come from? What time are we in? And how much time has passed?
Divided into two main blocks, the tracks follow a narration characterized by two different styles: the first group of compositions – Variable Mira; No Gravity Landing; Banyan Walk – recalls the ambient tradition, while the second narrative block – Levitating Chords; Lost Dimension; Neon Plant – becomes openly cosmic, to stimulate the genesis of a sense of ecstasy and trance in the listener.
VARIABLE MIRA is a collection of sounds born out of the pleasure for creation; it relies on the comfort of familiar sound environments and sound tastes; the only thing that matters is the relationship between man and machine.
The six extemporaneous executions of VARIABLE MIRA are impossible to be replicated: the imperfection, and the uniqueness – but also the complete absence of digital controls and the rejection of the almost infinite possibilities of a DAW – bring these tracks very close to the intimate idea of Nature.
Partially inspired by the neocosmic atmospheres of Jonathan Fitoussi and DSR Lines, VARIABLE MIRA is above all a sound tale about ambivalences: the music is synthetic but its structures recalls Natural behaviors – i.e.: repetition, cycle, patterns; the tracks are characterized by solids and voids, a carved tunnel of present/absent sounds that are misaligned in time, elements that pulsate like classes of stars – the variables Mira. Each piece of music is unique, unrepeatable like an element of Nature, ambiguous like the landscape photographed by Cristina di Tommaso that stands out on the cover: will it really be a natural, terrestrial place or is it perhaps an artificial, alien construction?
VARIABLE MIRA recalls pioneering works, precise ideas already heard, written and historicized; it is the destination of a desired journey that seeks the serenity of an expected sensation or an already known and, for this reason, desired effect.
Mastering: Michele Vitale
Cover photo: Cristina di Tommaso
“Aggressiva” is made to get people dancing and Adriano Canzian has the secret formula to succeed. The title song is a great piece of music which moves beyond simply Techno music; it’s a sophisticated and intelligent format mixing Techno together with other influences…..
“Adriano Canzian remains a true sound guru from the Underground-Techno scene. “Aggressiva” is a perfect title to illustrate his approach.”
26.05.2023 || Techno, Old School || Digital & originally-signed limited ed. CD
Adriano Canzian grew up listening electronic music since he was 14. He was particularly shocked by the late eighties-early nighties sounds, mainly following artists like Armando, Robert Armani, Lil Luis, Amnesia, Adonis, KLF e The Orb …. and collecting vinyls from labels such as MG Records, Warp Records, Antler-Subway Records, Trax Records, Westbrook Records…
Within his new EP “AGGRESSIVA“, Adriano showcases those elementary patterns to engage an obsessive atmosphere with sounds that sometimes appear to directly originate from a hardware shop. Infinite loops, never-boring and harmoniously hypnotizing tracks, all built with very few elements, as typically done in the late eighties. The result is simultaneously frenetic, seductive, and magnetic, an EP that could only be created by an artist fully immersed in those times…
Since 2003, Canzian is shaping a uniquely characterizing sound, which wisely deflagrates in AGGRESSIVA_EP. 51Beats is honoured to catch this up, and to celebrate the Adriano Canzian comeback!
[3 additional bonus tracks (Movida 1990, 1.2.0 and The March) are exclusivley available on CD and Bandcamp]
07.10.2022 || Electronic R&B
The “notgood@sports” EP is composed of two original songs by Savnko: notgood@sports and c’mon, accompanied by a bunch of remixes by 51Beats’s artists and friends: Crayon Mortel, Double Precision, Giacomo Vanelli, Joao Ceser, Random Name, and Tracya.
notgood@sports aims at infusing the daily bitterness surrounding us, ranging from the uncertainty about the future to the tiredness and frustration connected to our daily routines. It is difficult to sonically classify the original notgood@sports, with “electronic R&B” likely being the most well-fitting. Then we jump to the bouncy interpretation by Joao Ceser, followed by the “sweet electronic groove” by Giacomo Vanelli. Crayon Mortel’s version follows with his unmistakable “dub-garage beats” that nicely introduce the unique Tracya’s “trippy version”. The last interpretation flies with Double Precision who inject a “profound atmospheric closure”.
c’mon has been pre-released the 14th of July and within the 2022 Netlabel Day, and it is still free to download with CC license (51beats – Savnko-cmon). c’mon is against any use of weapons, manifesting our worriness about the near future. The “lively electronic pop” original version is interpreted by Random Name with the most energetic track closing the release leaving you breathless!
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24.09.2021 || electronic, electro, ambient, techno
MODULAR CUISINE is an event, a vinyl, a charity auction.
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