martes, 9 de diciembre de 2014

Dorian Concept: A winding journey through an eclectic mind.

http://www.residentadvisor.net/podcast-episode.aspx?id=444




"I've always been a fan of reduction," Austrian artist Oliver Thomas Johnson said of his new album, Joined Ends. Ironically, the music he made his name on was rather maximalist, including classics of the post-dubstep explosion like 2009's When Planets Explode. Now at home on Ninja Tune, Johnson's latest record sees him stripping back his repertoire to a few analogue synths, an electric piano and his own vocals. 

Johnson's adventurous RA podcast outlines the inspiration behind his recent self-reinvention. Heavy on his own songs but also featuring the likes of Dimlite, Letherette, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Oval, it looks unusual on paper but makes total sense in execution. Part of that comes down to extra effort: Johnson colours between the transitions with synths, turning the mix into a sort of hybridized live/DJ set. It's an intimate look into what makes him tick. 

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