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01
Plastikman Risk Assessment
08 :50
02
Heartthrob Roundabout
06 :26
03
Dubfire Emissions
07 :47
04
Gaiser Mute
06 :40
05
Marc Houle Porch
07 :34
06
Troy Pierce Oxytocin
10 :12
07
JPL Isolate
05 :57
ARTIST
TITLE
EXPANSION | contraction
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
MINUS 058CD MINUS 058CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
11/20/2007

Of the continuing themes found throughout the music released on M_nus, one constant exploration is the relationship between sound and silence. Within the stripped-down but dimensional outcome there exists a polarity that is neither controlled nor accidental, where life imitates art in between the notes. The act of finding inspiration from a sonic molecule or the inaudible space around that element is the nature of EXPANSION | contraction. Dubfire (Ali, ex-Deep Dish) enters the EXPANSION with the tremendous "Emissions." This is his first track to be released on M_nus and is the culmination of his gravitation towards the Minus sound cemented by a friendship over the years with label head Richie Hawtin. Gaiser again hits the mark with "Mute," which captures the excitement of his storming live shows throughout and is taken from the sessions that spawned his double pack release, Eye Contact. Marc Houle continues his own musical expansion with "Porch," following up and going beyond his Extreme and the monstrous Techno Vocals/On It double-header. Plastikman's "Risk Assessment" begins the contraction with a simmering builder of a track guaranteed to disconcert even the most sonically-prepared of listeners. Jesse Siminski aka Heartthrob is right back on form and contributes the growling funk beast that is "Roundabout." JPLS' "Isolate" contracts further and establishes him as one of the darker elements on the Minus roster, and Troy Pierce's gargantuan "Oxytocin" takes up the gauntlet thrown down by his own twisted Gone Astray release. All the artists featured on EXPANSION | contraction are fully experimenting with balance, interaction and interplay. To complement the music on this release, the accompanying artwork maps out the boundless possibilities of in-between potential. The CD format also features embossed artwork and contains an extra track not found on the vinyl version.