Subterranean Explorations

by Buck

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With such an inspiration to guide it, the “Ambient Progression” which leads off the record goes immediately for a huge and engulfing sound and whisks listeners away to a place where they will feel in awe at the immensity of their surroundings. The resounding bass kicks are like giants’ footfalls, the ephemeral soundscapes like the voice of clouds, and the filtered bass pulses like signals from a distant but equally immense central control facility. The feeling of being a microscopic entity in this gigantic wilderness is an exhilarating sensation which continues into the next track “Atmo.” This track, with its vintage vinyl crackle framing a progression of sounds very much like “Ambient Progression,” makes it seem as if you’ve stumbled across some historical recording of a long-lost technological civilization. This track shows that Buck is just as capable of telling sonic stories about imagined pasts as he is about connecting us with the tactile reality of the present.

The “On Board” interlude takes things into a more urban direction, with busy crowd ambience and a robotic station voiceover issuing its affect-less warnings (a feature which makes the incoming rush of utopian, orchestral sound sheets all the more dramatic). The Artefakt remix of “On Board” which follows is a throaty, full-force re-framing of its predecessor’s bright motifs that keeps managing to unearth new layers of sonic depth. Like being on a train that is determinedly snaking its way through halogen-lit subterranean tunnels, this mix provides a sense of continuous entrancing anticipation that makes you completely forget about reaching your destination. The familiar, serviceable drumkit sounds and acid accents meld together with Buck’s graceful sound washes to provide something which can either be the backing music to personal adventures, or an adventure in and of itself.

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released October 8, 2016

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Substrato Italy

The label points to the Earth, to its rocky crust and its biological contents, to the strata that have given rise to life, but also to its visionary aspect, the magnificence of magical and imaginary places.
The label is oriented to the acoustics of the “techno” ambience and is in continual search of the explorations that accompany the hypnotic journey towards subterranean and submerged worlds.
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