Bluetech returns after a much needed hiatus and creative furlough with the first of a number of new releases planned for the coming year. Picking up where his collaboration with Steve Moore and recent Underwater Cities EP left off, Octopod Metropolis extends the dance-oriented Ovoid Crafts sublabel with a 5 song exploration of analog and modular based 110 bpm "intelligent dance music" tracks.
Focusing on warm and evocative sequences and simple proto-techno structures, Bluetech restricted his sound palette to purely analog sources like the extremely rare Macbeth Elements and ubiquitous Buchla Music Easel and focused on allowing the pure tonalities to guide the unfolding and hypnotic pieces.
From the minimal pulse of 'Spectral Chromatophone' to the Berlin school sequencer workout of 'Nudibranch Symphony', this release adds a new chapter to Bluetech's extensive discography of hyper detailed and melodic electronic music. Keeping true to the vintage sci-fi aesthetic of Ovoid Crafts, Octopod Metropolis features original artwork designed by Bluetech.
Stay tuned for Spacehop Chronicles pt. 2, a downtempo mixtape for deep space travel.
Audio files are 24 / 96 super high quality.
released November 18, 2022
Art & Music by: Bluetech
Mastering: Shawn Hatfield @ Audible Oddities
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Every track on this compilation is excellent. They all have an overarching "meditative progressive synthesizer landscape" vibe, but it's very stylistically diverse. It's exceptional for deep concentration. Highly recommended. Nick Suda