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Non-Functional Harmony on Walk Home  9 months ago
 
[New Release] 'Walk Home' contains a core of Jon Hopkins-tinged lush and expansive melodic techno bookended by moody soundscapes and brooding asymmetr...
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by Non-Functional Harmony
Released 9 months ago
Electronic, Ambient, Beats & Instrumentals, Downtempo, Experimental, Soundtrack
The ambient 'Why Not Nothing' closes the EP by recontextualising the themes of the opening track '17500mph', but takes the universal rather than the human viewpoint. Clatters and flutters of percussion flit around gradually developing chordal textures before breaking into the inclusion of metronomic but broken staccato arpeggios - order emerging from chaos and the unlikelihood of meaning defying inertia.
by Non-Functional Harmony
Released 9 months ago
Techno, Electronic, Beats & Instrumentals, Deep House, Downtempo, Experimental, Soundtrack
'Foxes' represents light relief of a sort, being a relatively short piece of bouncing techno, bubbling along with murmuring analogue synth improvisations and skittering percussion.
by Non-Functional Harmony
Released 9 months ago
Techno, Electronic, Ambient, Beats & Instrumentals, Deep House, Downtempo, Experimental, Soundtrack
'Walk Home' contains a core of Jon Hopkins-tinged lush and expansive melodic techno bookended by moody soundscapes and brooding asymmetrical grooves which moved one DJ to remark 'this track sounds like it has the flu'. The track narrates a fantastical escape from the tedium of the commute at the end of a working day into the spiritual and corporeal possibilities of the club, and finally to the corresponding trek home at closing time.
by Non-Functional Harmony
Released 9 months ago
Deep House, Downtempo, Electronic, House, Techno
'17500mph' features a sample of astronaut Michael López-Alegría discussing the 'overview effect', the phenomenon experienced by many space travellers on looking down at Earth and being moved both by the planet's ecological fragility and the artifice and futility of humanity's various divisions.