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CSC001 scanZoom inLabelCadenza Split Composition
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Cadenza Split Composition Series: An Introduction Minimal just got messier.Minimal techno has always been about stripping things down to their essence. Now, with Cadenza’s Split Composition series, the opposite approach comes into play: building a new sound, and a new tradition, from the beats up.Each edition will consist of four sides of vinyl broken out into several skeletal rhythm tracks and a handful of supplementary parts: ambient fantasias, shimmering drones, treated vocals, electro-acoustic collages. The series is a riff on the old idea of “DJ tools” offering stripped-down tracks meant to be mixed in performance. But the Split Composition series vastly expands upon that idea, both in terms of format and the music itself. Drawing not only from techno but also from jazz, musique concrete, and 20th entury composition, the individual elements of every Split Composition release are also meant to stand on their own. In addition to being tools, they work as tangible traces of the artist’s creative process—minimalist sketches of a lone idea or a single mood. While their primary purpose is to bring a sense of creativity and a spirit of play back to the DJ booth—supplying DJs with the raw materials to create dynamic mixes that don’t play by the rules of the season’s anthems—the Split Composition series is also a challenge to producers to step outside their comfort zones, playing with timbre, texture and melody in new ways. And for listeners who aren’t DJs—or perhaps are DJs only in the sense that they craft endless playlists in their media player of choice—the Split Composition series offers a new way for listeners to approach electronic music. Split Composition invites listeners to play, shuffle, and rearrange; it invites them to remix the music not only on their turntables, but in their minds. If the DJ mix is famously described as a journey, the Split Composition series is the map of the back roads and hidden vistas, a map that yields a new route every time you un

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ali Schwarz: “very interesting tools! great”

Chloe: “nice project, i like it”

Giles Smith (secretsundaze UK): “More musical Deftness and dexterity from Luciano. will play”

Groove Magazin (GER): “Dieses unglaubliche Set von Tools sprengt jede Grenze, die man jemals gezogen hat. „Keridos“ ist äußerst hypnotisch und heiter, mit einem starken Groove. „Saulitude“ klingt wie ein magisches Chaos aus trockenen Beats und einer tiefen Bassline. Die sensiblen Chords von „Tonners“ erzeugen Gänsehaut. „Afghan Birds“ ist die perfekte Definition von einem out-of-space-Trip von Herz und Seele. Der nächste Schritt ist die mysteriöse musikalische Expedition „Altered Tones“. „Somewhere Near Your Heart“ verschlägt dich in eine fantastische innere und versteckte Welt. „Le Chant“ trifft mit seiner sensiblen und verdrehten Stimme deinen tiefsten Punkt. Und „Inner Sirens“ ist vielleicht das trippigste Tool, das definitiv die Tänzer hypnotisieren wird. ”

Karotte: “bombe mal wieder von luciano. keridos war der hit zu weihnachten in meinen sets. januar charts NO.2.”

Mike Shannon (Cynosure, Revolv: “Saulitude has an amazing bassline that I've seen in action already... absolutely Sick! Luciano shares some original tools crafted only for those who dare to dive into creative waters. Excellent! ”


Tobi Neumann: “great tool! groovy, unstatic, and a good concept to have also ambient tools for mixing pleasure.. i like it”

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