NEWS    ARTISTS    RELEASES    CONTACT    ABOUT    LINKS    SHOP    


Runtime: 23'02''

«'The Sales Department' is a new ongoing project thought out by canadian MD Matheson, after a successful ten year career with his previous moniker 'Beef Terminal'. While Beef Terminal was probably a more physical adventure, with guitar based musical structures, The Sales Department is completely focused on an emotional and mental connection with the music, through classic IDM rhythmic structures and ambient soundscapes that ultimately work as time machines.
Some (if not all) of those tracks are heavily based on nostalgia components: lush pads, ambient drones, epic keyboards, droopy beats and old-school-like samples.

'[Sub]ways' is also the first effort in a series of releases that test tube will put out over the next year. They should tell a story when combined or listened to one after the other. The Sales Department will also prepare and release a video sometimes after or meanwhile.

[Sub]ways leaves us wanting more from The Sales Department. We hope that this wait won't take long.» - Pedro Leitão


Downloads:

01 • Subways .................................................................................. pt us
  [3'58'' • 7,26Mb • VBR]
02 • 8sat ......................................................................................... pt us
  [3'47'' • 5,91Mb • VBR]
03 • Hope you feel better ................................................................ pt us
  [4'24'' • 7,12Mb • VBR]
04 • Five Thirty Start .................................................................... pt us
[3'17'' • 5,41Mb • VBR]
05 • The Pressure ........................................................................... pt us
  [7'36'' • 13,1Mb • VBR]
  • artwork ................................................................................... pt us
  [PDF-Zip • 3,75Mb]
  • all tracks + artwork ................................................................ pt us
  [Zip • 42,4Mb]

Reviews:

«Desta feita trago-vos dois assuntos que me são particularmente gratos e dos quais este blog tem andado relativamente afastado nestes tempos mais recentes: o maravilhoso mundo do netaudio e a electrónica inteligente, vulgo IDM.
"[Sub]ways" do projecto canadiano The Sales Department, a mais recente edição da netlabel nacional Test Tube - uma das minhas netlabels de eleição, seja pela sua coerência qualitativa, seja pela sua diversidade estética - é o mote para o retorno a estes assuntos.
The Sales Department é o mais recente alter-ego do músico e produtor canadiano MD Matheson - que depois de uma experiência de mais de uma década com o projecto Beef Terminal, em que a guitarra era a base dos devaneios musicais - deriva numa direcção assumidamente mais tecnológica e experimental, com uma fina e elegante conjugação de elementos electrónicos que nos proporciona um conjunto de viagens únicas e absolutamente fascinantes por paisagens sonoras idílicas e relaxantes.
A má notícia é a de que estes 5 fantásticos temas sabem, manifestamente, a pouco, a boa é que eles integram a primeira parte de uma triologia a ser editada pela Test Tube durante os próximos meses. Pela minha parte fico, ansiosamente, à espera da continuação.No reviews yet.»
- Braindance [Braindance] / November 04, 2008

« back to releases page

Player:

Get the Flash Player to see this player.


Copyleft:

cover:
©2006 morguefile.com
©2008 aeriola::behaviour
music:
©2008 The Sales Department
©2008 test tube


This work is licensed under a
Creative Commons License.

How to download music tracks:

• right click the individual links to the files;
• choose 'save as' and point it to the place of your preference (eg: your 'desktop');
• single click usually works, too.
How to play music tracks:

• choose an appropriate mp3/ogg player (we recommend Winamp) and install it on your system;
• usually, you double click the music files to play them, but you might want to follow the program's specific instructions.

(cc) 2004-2014 '| test tube [m¨c] • code and design aeriola::behaviour • this website prefers Firefox