Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Aphotic Segment - One Year Anniversary w/ BMG of Ectomorph

Already been a year, you say…? what a hum-dinger! It’s often that Aphotic Segment uses the power of timeless words to express such events, but it’s not often amused by the bewitchery and drivel of timeless quotes. Surely, this is a personal perspective. However, when someone says that “time flies when you’re having fun,” I usually resign myself to an onslaught of gag-like reflexes induced by sheer unoriginality or I feel compelled to enlist them with a fist blitz to their throat for ruining the moment. Therefore, I will abstain this time around from the power of verse in order to win your favor and instead, deliver the message straight to your dome piece.

There’s not a more perfect theme for Aphotic Segment’s one year anniversary than one that advocates an open musical slate. “100 Years of Music from Planet Earth” says it all of course, and there’s not a more fitting representative for such a theme than Detroit’s Brendan M. Gillen, better known around the global subterranean hemisphere as “BMG” of Ectomorph. His propensity for a multitude of worldly conversations and the intensity for which he engages them, appear as regularly as the dawn on a Costa Rican beach; as the analogy goes: you’re often more enlightened as the direct result of either experience.

His conversation criteria may range anywhere from sociology and anthropology to Buddhism and erotica. But of the many subjects that strike a particularly captivating note, is Brendan’s limitless knowledge on the subject of music… and I’m not just talking about genres haus; I’m talking about the elemental, instinctive musical language of cultures, both ancient and modern, and their similar primal qualities, despite their occasional divergent existences. What is Harlem hot jazz and how does it sometimes resemble Western swing? Or how can one conjure even the most obscure parallels between Miami Bass and Peruvian ritual music? Perhaps music shares a similar human predisposition, highlighted by the even more profound connection in the hidden meanings of their historic narratives.

Begin your Movement Festival pre-game on this ceremonial evening as BMG massages your eardrums, bends your mind, and expands your consciousness as he chronicles “100 Years of Music from Planet Earth”.

BMG of Ectomorph – Ableton
Drew Pompa – DJ

May 25th, 2011
The Woodbridge Pub
5169 Trumbull Ave.
Detroit, MI 48208
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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Aphotic Segment 012 | April 27th 2011

Last week's release party turned out a great success. Music was perfectly curated, records were sold, and merriment as experienced by all of the beloved patrons. For the first time since the inception of Aphotic, I decided against recording my set, and instead. I'm providing you with two superb mixes, ala Clayton Jackson and Walter Wascz of Nospectacle. Walter brings the tribal, low-bass space dub.... and Clayton keeps the vibe with dub techno, while transitioning into some of the more illustrious techno gems of the early 2000's, via Raum, Ghostly, and Force.

If you haven't had a chance to preview The Siege vinyl on Blank Artists, you can listen to the tracks Here and purchase the record at our Webstore. Dig it!

Part 2: Walter Wasacz
Length: 1:09:32
Format: MP3
Bit Rate: 192 KBPS
Link: Download

01) Shackleton - Moon Over Josef's Burial
02) Shackleton - Deadman
03) Quantec - Yage
04) Jens Zimmermann - Yeah Tomzzz
05) Deepchord (production: Rod Modell/remix: Mike Huckaby) - Electromagnetic Dowsing
06) Mordant Music - Olde Wobby
07) Shackleton and Appleblim - Circling
08) Burial - Street Halo
09) Actress - Maze
10) Mordant Music - Symptoms (version)
11) kpt.michi.gan - Hey Love (edit)

Part 3: Clayton Jackson
Length: 1:40:42
Format: MP3
Bit Rate: 192 KBPS
Link: Download

01) Unknown
02) Mikkel Metal - Delete
03) Stewart Walker - Mysterious Rural Past
04) Bjoern Stolpmann - Once in a while
05) Maurizo - M4
06) Studio 1 - Rot 1
07) Maurizo - M4.5
08) Lusine - Excess
09) Marshall Jefferson v. Noosa Heads - Mushrooms
10) Losoul - Overland
11) Pepe Bradock - Life
12) John Tejada & Arian Leviste - Firefly
13) Domink Eulberg - Basstölpel (Robag Wruhme's Rokkymountainsrümüx)
14) Domink Eulberg - Daten-Übertragungs-Küsschen (Rodriguez Jr. Mix
15) Domink Eulberg - Klangteppichverleger Wolle
16) MRI - Amethyst Pop Stars