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Runtime: 40'20''

«Wes Slover is a 21 year old audio engineer from Seattle, and Speed Chess is his first take at a conceptual release of its own. Wes loved music throughout middle and high school as he played in bands and for himself, but his fascination turned out to be with sound itself, as processed or unprocessed audio matter, and I'm sure that's the reason why he can't have enought sound to play with. In his own words: «Any chance I get I'm producing music.». Figures.

Speed Chess' concept revolves around the game of Chess. Metodically and mathematically, Wes works his way in with sequenced rhythms that somehow pay tribute to 90's electronica, via IDM, but also have a strong pop feeling about them. 'Kathryn Elizabeth', for instance, is gentle and sad song about a girl. Some other tracks have strong drum'n'bass and jungle influences, like 'Bedtime for the monster'. There aren't two songs lookalike but they all have in common a very accurate sense of momentum and harmony. The sound design is perfect, which doesn't come as a surprise given Wes' background and present occupation. All the samples, keyboards, drums, beat sequencing and everything else are all of great and solid design quality, and Wes has a real talent to write songs, as I'm sure you will notice as soon as you start listening to this release.» - Pedro Leitão

Downloads:

01 • Speed Chess ............................................................................. pt us
  [1'23'' • 2,32Mb • VBR]
02 • Tokyo Guard ........................................................................... pt us
  [4'46'' • 7,75Mb • VBR]
03 • Metaphysics ............................................................................ pt us
  [4'26'' • 7,01Mb • VBR]
04 • Kathryn Elizabeth .................................................................. pt us
[4'11'' • 6,48Mb • VBR]
05 • Spirit Stretch .......................................................................... pt us
  [3'48'' • 6,50Mb • VBR]
06 • Bedtime for the monster ........................................................ pt us
  [2'40'' • 4,70Mb • VBR]
07 • The sky is no limit for us ........................................................ pt us
  [4'52'' • 8,31Mb • VBR]
08 • Be pleased my God ................................................................... pt us
  [3'22'' • 5,34Mb • VBR]
09 • Early Reflections .................................................................... pt us
  [5'52'' • 9,30Mb • VBR]
10 • Everything will pass ............................................................... pt us
  [5'02'' • 8,76Mb • VBR]
  • artwork ................................................................................... pt us
  [PDF-Zip • 2,56Mb]
  • all tracks + artwork ................................................................ pt us
  [Zip • 68,7Mb]

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©2008 Nathan Slover
©2008 aeriola::behaviour
music:
©2008 Wes Slover
©2008 test tube


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