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SKALD 080CD SKALD 080CD
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1/23/2007

Massonix is a project by UK producer extraordinaire Graham Massey, and this release is a collection of tracks spanning ten years of sub-aquatic electronic keyboard portraitures. "Pioneer" and "originator" are terms that are massively overused these days, and there are very few people who can truly lay claim to the term without exaggeration. Massonix is one of those people. In the mid-1980s, while still recording with Biting Tongues (who recorded albums for Factory Records, amongst others), he started making music with Gerald Simpson and Martin Price under the name 808 State. He has been involved in production and remix work for artists such as Björk, Art Of Noise, Yellow Magic Orchestra, Yes, Afrika Bambaataa, Primal Scream, UB40, The Future Sound of London, Robbie Williams, Gong, Blue Pearl, Goldfrapp, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Quincy Jones, David Bowie, Rolf Harris, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Bomb the Bass and The Stone Roses. Until now, other than a 12" released in 1990, most of the stunning music that Graham has composed as Massonix has been for occasional live sets here and there, all of them for events run by or associated with Skam, including sets from the Shock City event that took place in Manchester Cathedral in 1998, the Warp 10th birthday lighthouse party in 2000, and Autechre's All Tomorrow's Parties Festival in 2003. Much of the music on this nautically-themed album comprises elements of rhythm and melody originally taken from these live sets, which have then been reworked and assembled into finished tracks. The results will make you delirious.