1. Left Behind 2. Blurred 3. At Night 4. When It Comes 5. Writing The Story 6. Discovering Euphoria 7. Writing The Story (Eric Downer Remix) 8. The Hurt
Mark Thibideau should be a familiar name in your mental cache for his work on Sub Static and with his brother Matt as Repair. Without hesitation Archipel is pleased to bring you his newest work, a brilliant full length entitled “Left Behind” which features an excellent remix from fellow Torontonian Eric Downer.
The album as a whole is exceptionally well balanced, moving from more ambient textures through to dub influenced works and warm, bright, skeleton movers. Pieces such as “At Night” and “Writing the Story” are heavily warmed and dub tinted ambient scenes which play out smoothly and deeply as they wind their way inside your cortical neural designs while “Left Behind” and “Blurred” get you moving at just the right pace where dub influences shine through in masterful aurally painted and beautifully textured synths.
“The Hurt” and “Discovering Euphoria” bring things to a more funk infused level while retaining Thibideau’s trademark analog textures where each brushstroke has been set in exactly the right location in the colour soaked soundscape while “When It Comes” takes things in a more spheric and low end injected direction and creates a very deep and hypnotic mental environment while triggering a high degree of early morning physical contortion.
Eric Downer takes his neural hands to “Writing the Story” and sculpts an extra deep and nothing short of funky rendition of the original. Downer retains the heavy warmth of the original and weaves it epically into a highly rhythmic affair spotted with a spectrum of rotational analog colours which is set to send your neural net ablaze with electricity.