I am delighted to have gotten this pre-release today from Ork Recordings via my mate Neil who is a regular commenter here on cubikmusik. This is a quality release that showcases not just great Irish sounds but some excellent remixing skills by Lmd64.
Lets back up a little though as Ork has a story that is close to my heart as they are very closely aligned to Fish Go Deep which was started by Greg Dowling and Shane Johnson who ran Sweat at that old favourite haunt of mine, and many, many others, Sir Henry's in Cork (see previous post here). Along with Fish Go Deep, Mark O' Sullivan who is based in Sweden, started Ork. This is their (short) story: "We're based in Cork, in Ireland. And Stockholm, in Sweden. Cork is the European Capital of Culture for 2005 so, with the help of the organising commitee, we set up the label as an outlet for producers from both cities. The plan is to release exciting electronic music from new and established artists." The label's early releases have been championed by heavyweight deejays such as Rob Mello, Laurent Garnier, Charles Webster and Kerri Chandler.
Ork Recording's digital offshoot returns in March 2008 with a double headed disco-rockin' monster. It's an all-Ireland affair: rising Dublin producer Lmd64 takes on two of Cork's finest combos - Stanley Super 800
and Exit: Pursued By A Bear - turning them upside down and shaking their funky pocket change all over the dancefloor.
Stanley Super 800 was nominated for the Choice Music Award for their 2007 album, Louder and Clearer, Stanley Super 800 have spent the last five years gatecrashing all the best parties, showing off their "sterling pop chops, where demented low fi, rag time weirdness and experimentalism flourish. Stanley Super 800 channel the universal underdog." (Hot Press)
Lmd64's musical journey begins in the mid 80's, Liam Dunne began programming bloops and squiggles on his Commodore 64, while dancing around the room to Herb Alpert & John Barry on badly scratched vinyl.Technology finally caught up with Liam and his ever evolving collection of synths and, after numerous releases as Aciinoid, he began producing material under his Lmd64 alias. Lmd64 productions reflect musical influences closer to Liam's roots.Shades of Lalo Schifrin, Ennio Morricone and Cerrone feature strongly, with atmospheric disco touches, layered bass and guitar, orchestral string flourishes and plenty of moog synth style action.
This tune is the dub remix of 'Moonlight' by Stanley Super 800 and it has a deep and low funky disco bass sound that is offset with some brilliantly shimmering electro synths and strings that send shivers down my spine. On the flip side is the Exit: Pusued By A Bear track, 'In The Dim Blue Light', that is slightly more dark with a feeling of Underworld. Again, remixed excellently by Lmd64 with some signature elements that are meticulously crafted. I highly recommend you check out this release.