Shipping for - 18th January 2019
For its fourth release, Harry Agius aka Midland’s Graded label has signed its first new act in the form of Montreal-based Solitary Dancer. With ‘Desire & Apathy’ being instantly familiar to anyone who heard Midland’s Essential Mix earlier this year, this eponymously titled release marks the debut of Solitary Dancer, as well as Agius’ second time stepping into the role of label A&R following Hubie Davidson’s appearance on Graded’s ‘Regraded’ sub-label last year.
a1. Desire & Apathy
b1. Paradise Found
b2. Paradise (Rapture Version)
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Following their eponymously titled 2016 arrival on Midland’s Graded imprint, as well as a recent followup on Dark Entries, Solitary Dancer return to the label on which they made their debut. Once again, this three-track 12” blends electro, ambient, and acid to superb, undeniably modern effect. With a running time of nearly 12-minutes, the title track ‘Transmitting To Heaven’ is an ambitiously sweeping cut that subtly moves through its various shades, from electro and acid, to strobe-lit 90s rave. The B-side kicks off with ‘Birth of Saturn’, built around an arpeggiating synth that shifts and morphs throughout the track as the intensity ascends. The 12” closes off with ‘At The End Of The Corridor Of Love, A Loss’, a slow burning ambient piece that is as sombre as it is cinematic.
a1. Transmitting To Heaven
b1. Birth Of Saturn
b2. At The End Of The Corridor Of Love A Loss