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Leitmotiv Limbo // Superior State LP

Leitmotiv Limbo // Superior State LP

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Experimental musician Leitmotiv Limbo from Adelaide, Australia will launch a contemporary label in Adelaide in September 2023.This is a record that will be released on de la Catessen.

Contains 12 tracks of floor-standing microscopic sound techno focusing on pulse and rhythm.

Mastered by Giuseppe Ielashi.

*If you would like a digital sound source, please feel free to contact us.

Labels and other works Click here for more information. ///Click here to see more de la Catessen releases available at Tobira.

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Ask us for digital files. Edition of 300. 12" black vinyl. 

Tracklist:

  1. Sweeping an Arc 02:53
  2. Birds and Beasts 04:42
  3. Parading Brutality 03:56
  4. Relative Peace 02:30
  5. Carving Itself 02:57
  6. State of Trance 02:02
  7. Superior State 02:39
  8. Forbidden Instruments 04:21
  9. Levitating Elevators 02:57
  10. Bubble Trouble 02:36
  11. Middle Age Cave 02:02
  12. Brightness 04:20

de la Catessen:

"Superior State is the second Leitmotiv Limbo album released by Port Adelaide's De la Catessen Records, after the 2022 CD Spiritual Disturbance. This time, Leitmotiv Limbo's isolationist studies have been bumped to vinyl, which feels like the perfect format for these twelve miniatures. of Adelaide artist Elijah Värttö, Leitmotiv Limbo has, over the past few decades, tracked a history of quietly insistent experimentation, embracing several technologies – invented instruments; analogue filters; drum synth – to sketch desolate, cavernous structures, sometimes performed in reverberant spaces, such as church halls, which gifts the recordings a ritualistic air.

For Superior State, Värttö is more intently focused on rhythms and pulses, resulting in a beautifully sculpted collection of poetic vignettes. You can hear some trace elements, here, of the minimalist techno-not-techno of artists like Pan Sonic, or Studio 1 /Freiland, in their reductionist ethos. But also, in the insistence of Värttö's attention to detail, and his careful focus on a delimited number of elements, the twelve pieces on Superior State recall the work of mysterious German outfits Werkbund and Mechthild Von Leutsch, or the solo explorations of artists like Asmus Tietchens, Achim Wollscheid and Goem.

It's intensely evocative music, recalling all kinds of phenomena, both man-made and natural: electricity pulsing through wires; the humming of the central nervous system; the quiet hiss of deserted computer laboratories; the pulsations of plant life; Värttö has tapped into the poetry of the programmatic on Superior State, and he's sharp in his grasp of the significant effect that the incremental shifting of a few simple parameters can have on the overarching structures he's building here. Indeed, that poetry is echoed back in the beautiful liner notes by Adelaide artist Michael Hocking. Alive, flickering with incident, Superior State is energy transmitting, coursing through the collective's veins.
 "

Artist : Leitmotiv Limbo

Label : de la Catessen

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Experimental musician Leitmotiv Limbo from Adelaide, Australia will launch a contemporary label in Adelaide in September 2023.This is a record that will be released on de la Catessen.

Contains 12 tracks of floor-standing microscopic sound techno focusing on pulse and rhythm.

Mastered by Giuseppe Ielashi.

*If you would like a digital sound source, please feel free to contact us.

Labels and other works Click here for more information. ///Click here to see more de la Catessen releases available at Tobira.

----------------------

Ask us for digital files. Edition of 300. 12" black vinyl. 

Tracklist:

  1. Sweeping an Arc 02:53
  2. Birds and Beasts 04:42
  3. Parading Brutality 03:56
  4. Relative Peace 02:30
  5. Carving Itself 02:57
  6. State of Trance 02:02
  7. Superior State 02:39
  8. Forbidden Instruments 04:21
  9. Levitating Elevators 02:57
  10. Bubble Trouble 02:36
  11. Middle Age Cave 02:02
  12. Brightness 04:20

de la Catessen:

"Superior State is the second Leitmotiv Limbo album released by Port Adelaide's De la Catessen Records, after the 2022 CD Spiritual Disturbance. This time, Leitmotiv Limbo's isolationist studies have been bumped to vinyl, which feels like the perfect format for these twelve miniatures. of Adelaide artist Elijah Värttö, Leitmotiv Limbo has, over the past few decades, tracked a history of quietly insistent experimentation, embracing several technologies – invented instruments; analogue filters; drum synth – to sketch desolate, cavernous structures, sometimes performed in reverberant spaces, such as church halls, which gifts the recordings a ritualistic air.

For Superior State, Värttö is more intently focused on rhythms and pulses, resulting in a beautifully sculpted collection of poetic vignettes. You can hear some trace elements, here, of the minimalist techno-not-techno of artists like Pan Sonic, or Studio 1 /Freiland, in their reductionist ethos. But also, in the insistence of Värttö's attention to detail, and his careful focus on a delimited number of elements, the twelve pieces on Superior State recall the work of mysterious German outfits Werkbund and Mechthild Von Leutsch, or the solo explorations of artists like Asmus Tietchens, Achim Wollscheid and Goem.

It's intensely evocative music, recalling all kinds of phenomena, both man-made and natural: electricity pulsing through wires; the humming of the central nervous system; the quiet hiss of deserted computer laboratories; the pulsations of plant life; Värttö has tapped into the poetry of the programmatic on Superior State, and he's sharp in his grasp of the significant effect that the incremental shifting of a few simple parameters can have on the overarching structures he's building here. Indeed, that poetry is echoed back in the beautiful liner notes by Adelaide artist Michael Hocking. Alive, flickering with incident, Superior State is energy transmitting, coursing through the collective's veins.
 "

Artist : Leitmotiv Limbo

Label : de la Catessen