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Elaste Volume 04
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CD

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COMP 439CD COMP 439CD
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RELEASE DATE
2/4/2014

"In this compilation I am inaugurating a style: vintage futurism. The best metaphor for this genre is Charanjit Singh's 1982 album Ten Ragas to a Disco Beat, in which he created a sound which mirrors, but more importantly pre-dates, the first acid-house record by five years. It is no novelty record, but truly captures the hypnotic potential of acid/house music. It became my key track for Elaste Volume 04. Previous incarnations of Elaste have aimed to catch the spirit of the late '70s Italian cosmic discotheque, a place where the history of DJing was rewritten. For this latest installment, I was most intrigued by weird of-the-time (or 'out-of' as the case turned out to be) electronic disco, a vast genre that brings together those progressive avant-garde tracks that were expanding the genres of house, disco, acid, new wave. I ultimately use Elaste as a vehicle to highlight those tracks that were ahead of their time. These legendary works range from 1978 to 1996, a wide spectrum of musical history in which some of the older tracks may sound modern, and newer ones may sound vintage. Many of these authentic back-to-the-aural-future moments were initial sparks for whole genres -- Larry Heard's Disco-D alias happened just before house music. Greg Wilson's 1984 project Equip was produced for a UK electro compilation, but never made the LP because it sounded too futuristic. Michael Rinder's 'Gluttony' can't be called disco any more -- not even post-disco. For Elaste Volume 4, we have built vintage futurism as a home for these ultramodern mavericks." --Dompteur Mooner
Artists include: Charanjit Singh, C Cat Trance, Cybotron, Rinder & Lewis, Man Friday, Larry Levan, Barbara Norris, Change, Gino Soccio, Nad, Equip, Sandee, Disco D, and Dopplereffekt.