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Modeselektion Vol. 02


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The second Modeselektor-curated release for their own Monkeytown Records boasts an angry monkey for its cover arta stark contrast from Vol. 01‘s more abstract and, well, cute rendering. This is so you know that Vol. 02 is serious shit.

Modeselektion Vol. 02 is a collage of IDM that runs the gamut from reflective sound puddles to effervescent strolls through pixelated landscapes. There may be an overarching story in the sequencing herea deliberate path through subtle changes in genre or a complex progression to be tracedbut the linchpin of this compilation is its sheer spectrum of sound. Each track is carefully designed and immaculately layered. Textures are rich, and space is constantly warping and redefining itself around the listener. With few traces of human life, this is a dance party the listener navigates alone and undistracted. (

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July 2nd 2019

I spent a year teaching biology. The really bright kids who wanted to know everything I knew, and more, were a pleasure. The disruptive kids were a cost of doing business.