As I am a bit late with writing about the release, let me just mention, that the clear purple vinyl sold out in no time. It is uncertain if there will be a repress. Luckily, the ep is also released digitally. Hence you can find it on all relevant digital music platforms.
Van Bonn & Upwellings join forces to showcase journeys of different moods and styles of dub techno on their new ep called Cloudwalker. The opening Cloudwalker Dub is moving in between the triangle of dubby stories told in Bristol, Copenhagen and Vienna. Harmonious, bass heavy and with a special attention to the little something. Bridging is raw and deep. It sucks you in and the harmonies tickle on your skin during a sunrise on a mysty morning. The following Dilated Spaces is reduced to its bare minimum and proofs that when you go deep and minimal, there is always the possibility to go even deeper and reduce the elements even further. Up next is Deepchord co-founder Mike Schommer who directs his remix of Bilateral Kite in moody and texture rich territories conducted by a straight forward kick and dubbed out fx. King Cry Cry is a personal reminiscence to the big soul of the originators of dub.
Bilateral Kite is the first collaborational ep of French multiinstrumentalist and sound creator Upwellings and label owner Van Bonn. It was a couple of years ago on a misty November day when both producers met in person for the first time. Right from the beginning a strong bond was set due to the love both share for dub and experimental vibes that call for the universal language of the world: music that comes from the heart.
Having released dub techno related vibes across a wide range of labels and being involved in countless music projects across genre and continents Upwellings is just the right partner to hook up with Van Bonn to envision and formulate joint journeys crafted in dub.
The first release of the two is called ‘Bilateral Kite’ and kicks off with the eponymous title track. Deep and functional, full of groove, musical chords and arrangement are the obvious parameters that catch the listeners ear. ‘Porthole’ is nothing less than the counterpart to the opener. Wide sounds and chords meet modulating noise and utterly deepness in sound creation to open a door to another dimension of (almost) beatless dub techno.
Today my charity album ‚Recontrol – The Remix Sessions‘ is released! It presents 17 remixes by amazing artists remixing original tunes of my debut album ‚Control‘ – plus a continous mix of mine for those purchasing the entire release on selected platforms.
During the lockdown this release was initiated openly and everyone was invited to participate. Read more about the story behind the release and the track list below.
Today Bandcamp is giving their fees to the artists, too.
As a Bandcamp special, until the end of the upcoming week, buying my entire discography is dicounted with 50% and on top I will donate all profit from all sales on Bandcamp that happen in that period to Doctors Without Borders, too.
When Van Bonn gave control over the sounds of his debut album during the Corona-pandemia, everyone was invited to create a remix, no one was excluded. The idea was to get creative in a challenging period when most of us were under lockdown. This release is the result of the many contributions Van Bonn received from all over the world. All profit from these remixes will be donated to Doctors Without Borders.
Since his debut album ‚Control‘ back in 2016, Van Bonn thought about the idea of a follow up remix release. The album‘s title ‚Control‘ refers to different forms of events that are connected to that term. For example: keeping control over your own life, losing self control or control due to one´s will or an unforseen event. When the Corona virus spread all over the world and the first countries went under lockdown, it seemed to be the right moment to turn the idea of the remix release into reality. Van Bonn gave up the control over his sounds.
The 17 selected contributions from 9 countries span over many facets of dubby techno: from groovy to rhythmical, reduced and layed back to forward driving, almost functional vibes. But there are also leftfield dubby excursions and an almost elektro-dub like version as well as a neo classical finale.
Thank you very much for your support and to everyone involved!
01_Van Bonn – Undertow (Bekø Remix)
02_Van Bonn – Undertow (Martin Schulte Silent Shore Version) 03_Van Bonn – Undertow (Tim Kossmann Remix)
04_Van Bonn – Rotten Love (Joseph S Joyce Remix)
05_Van Bonn – Control (Freund Der Familie Revision)
06_Van Bonn – Rotten Love (Shaded Explorer Woodland Version)
07_Van Bonn – Rotten Love (Krisz Deak Remix)
08_Van Bonn – Into (Jor-G Remix)
09_Van Bonn – Undertow (Abayomi Auspicious Dub)
10_Van Bonn – Into (6884 Remix)
11_Van Bonn – Souls Unite (Salz Unite Remix)
12_Van Bonn – Losing Control (Federsen Remix)
13_Van Bonn – Rotten Love (Upwellings Love Dub Remix)
14_Van Bonn – Control (Stefan Gubatz Lo-Fi Dub)
15_Van Bonn – Shedding The Fast (n-2b Remix)
16_Van Bonn – Losing Control (Whoknowswhocares Lost In The Mix)
17_Van Bonn – Souls Unite (6884 Remix)
Original tracks: Van Bonn
All the amazing remixes by the stated artists
Artwork and design: timconduit
I am more than happy to announce the release of the result of the remix initiative I started during the lockdown: Recontrol – The Remix Sessions! An entire remix album with 17 remixes by amazing artists that will be released digitally on Van Bonn Records on July 3rd. All profit from this release will be donated to Doctors Without Borders.