1-2 Weeks
Decades Vol.II

ATN 030-2LP ATN 030-2LP

The second installment of archive material from Tolouse Low Trax, selected by Antinote. You can trail away with it; it is easy to enter, but hard to drop out. Tolouse Low Trax just needs an MPC, a small synthesizer set up, and some effects to create subliminal hypnotic music trips, driven by dark synth lines and drunken shuffled patterns. Tolouse Low Trax explains: "The primitiveness in my music is linked to something simple, and that don't have to be obligatory minimal. For me it is enough to dance rough around the core. Music you don't shape till the end contains of a moment of beauty. A veil of secrecy. I work very simply. I rather reduce my possibilities. Limitations offer lots of liberties." He reveals about his work ethic. Even if his music sounds darker than any experienced night, he mostly produces it in the morning, in his highly inspirational studio home. During the dark times of the day Tolouse Low Trax mostly performs live around the globe. Or hangs out in his second home: the Salon Des Amateurs club bar in Dusseldorf, which he once founded and where he held until today two weekly DJ residencies. The moments and atmospheres he inhales during these lightless moments are mirrored in his shadowy music, about which he also confesses: "My art is more a cinematic, literally idea of a large to explore 'Megacity'. This is one of the pictures I would link to my music." On Decades Vol.II, he offers four sounding visions about that "Megacity". They listen to mysterious names like "Hidden Flat" or "Studies In Drama". They are nervous. They are ephemeral pieces of dub, industrial, wave, or Italian library music. And at times strange and alienated voice samples dance within his highly addictive arrangements. Words can't express their magic. But one thing is absolute: his hypnotic dance-not-dance tracks do not only illuminate so-called freaks!