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ARTIST
TITLE
III
FORMAT
3LP

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CATALOG #
MINUS 164LP MINUS 164LP
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RELEASE DATE
5/5/2017

Jon Gaiser returns to Minus with the full-length album III. Throughout his career, Jon Gaiser has been synonymous with forward thinking techno and sensory stimulating live audiovisual shows. Mixing up both analog and digital recording techniques, his abstract music never fails to be cerebral and cinematic, as well as fresh and physical, never ceasing to place you right in the center of his own special universe. Since 2014's False Light (MINUSMIN 032CD/LP), Jon has headlined shows around the world, constantly producing new material to test in his live sets. Always evolving whilst remaining true to his singular vision for techno, this trained percussionist and skilled drummer, once again, confounds expectation with his latest opus. The album kicks off with the introductory "Wirelife". Rolling beats underpin a percolating synth line and sci-fi sound effects that immediately get you in the groove. "Stringtest" and "Facefall" seamlessly round out the first chapter with oodles of pure minimal funk and rubbery bass, curious song details and subtle effects. The next chapter touches on darker, hard hitting rhythms with "Doorway", freaky dehumanized vocals with "Rubdown", and choppy house styles on "Out Too", but all exude humid atmospheres and an inviting sense of otherworldly charm. The last trio of tracks completes this fascinating story with the shuffling drums of "How's That", the colorful melodies of "For Balance", and playful widescreen vibes of "On The Way". When all the tracks here are added together into one musical experience, it makes for a fluid, expertly programmed ride that takes you somewhere new and exciting, as is always the case with the one and only Gaiser. Includes download code.