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The Syncopated Elevators Legacy
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2LP

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CREP 003LP CREP 003LP
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RELEASE DATE
12/4/2012

This is an anthology of work from Cédric Steven's The Syncopated Elevators Legacy project, released between 1997 and 2005. Featuring previously-unreleased material and remixes from Fennesz, Leyland Kirby, My Cat Is an Alien, Burning Star Core, Sylvain Chauveau, and Motion Sickness of Time Travel. Cédric Stevens's career began in 1993 as a DJ and techno producer under the pseudonym Acid Kirk. He quickly established himself as a pivotal figure in the Belgian underground, producing over a dozen 12" records and EPs. In 1997, driven by his growing interest in experimental music, he launched his side project, The Syncopated Elevators Legacy (S.E.L.). The project served as a vehicle for Cedric to explore a more ambitious sound, based around experimentation rather than repetitive beats. Across the next decade, several EPs and mini LPs were released on different labels, each one with its very own specific approach. From experiments in electric currents and serpent patching (Siamese Level EP) to his own take on musique concrète (Still Between the Battle and the Sheet EP) S.E.L.'s sound never ceased investigating the most improbable sound sources as compositional tools. Despite having little exposure outside his native Belgium, the S.E.L. records were enthusiastically received by a number of prestigious artists, namely Christian Fennesz and My Cat Is an Alien, as well as being played on rotation by the late John Peel. Leaving the techno sound completely behind, Cédric's experimentations with S.E.L. soon pushed him to create other projects both solo and as a member of a live band (South of No North). The S.E.L. project eventually faded away but its experiments remain the foundations of Cédric's musical language, making this anthology a perfect introduction to his future work. Remastered by Rashad Becker at D&M and pressed on 180 gram vinyl. Limited to 300 copies; housed in a gatefold sleeve.