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Invisible Allies (KilloWatts + Bluetech)

Invisible Allies is a collaboration between well-known West Coast downtempo aficionado Bluetech and Philadelphia electronic mastermind KiloWatts.  Both established with numerous releases and projects spanning various genres, the Invisible Allies collaboration is a meeting between two distinct and imaginative minds, each with acute musical sensibilities and signature aesthetics.

Exploring futuristic spacefunk, textural ambient, odd time signatures, complex harmonic developments, detailed digitalia and a sublime sense of the exotic, the first Invisible Allies EP “Hyperdimensional Animals” gives a first look into what promises to be an exciting and evolving conversation between two singular and eccentric producers.” – Invisible Allies

After listening to the EP, I can say for sure that it is not an album to miss. I frequently remark on my belief that the future of electronic music is in collaboration, and this album is a perfect example. A beautiful melding of the two unique styles yields an entirely different form of music new and as yet unheard of. “The EP features five tracks from Invisible Allies and five remixes from Bil Bless, The Great Mundane, Aligning Minds, Mr. Projectile, and Erothyme.  The EP can be purchased at invisibleallies.bandcamp.com, as well as on iTunes and all major online retailers.  Invisible Allies is set to hit the road for a huge US tour in February 2011 featuring a custom built, live A/V set.”

Check out the album at the Invisible Allies Bandcamp (streaming for free); if it suits your taste I highly recommend buying it to support both their individual careers as well as their collaborative effort. Hyperdimensional Animals takes great strides in eliminating the genre boundaries between lush melodic downtempo and intricate, organically evolving beats. I hope you all enjoy it nearly as much as I have!

Tracklisting:

 

1. Ghost Bridge 09:42

2. Harmonic Tectonics 08:05

3. Turquoise Rain Chant 06:24

4. Techniculus Funkularus 06:24

5. Mulberry Windows 05:10

6. Ghost Bridge (Mr Projectile Remix) 05:21

7. Harmonic Tectonics (The Great Mundane Remix) 05:26

8. Turquoise Rain Chant (Erothyme Remix) 05:13

9. Techniculus Funkularus (Bil Bless Remix) 05:08

10. Mulberry Windows (Aligning Minds Remix) 03:39

Invisible Allies will be setting out on a large 20 date tour in February to support this album.

See also: www.kilowattsmusic.com www.bluetechonline.com

WWW.INVISIBLEALLIES.NET

-Ethan

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Emancipator

Hailing from Portland, Oregon, “Emancipator played his first live show in July 2009, opening for Bonobo at the Roseland Theater (cap. 1500). Since then, he’s toured with Bassnectar, STS9, Pretty Lights, drawn crowds at festivals like Trinumeral and Symbiosis, and closed out Sound Tribe Sector 9’s late night parties in Denver at the request of the band…Emancipator’s agile melodies layered over headnodic, immaculately-produced beats captivated fans across the internet and across the world.”

“His latest album “Safe In The Steep Cliffs” blends new instrumentation and organic samples with the signature Emancipator style of clean production, silky melodies and addictive drums. Dense layers of choirs, horns, American folk instruments such as the banjo and mandolin, violin and some distinct Asian influences make for a playful but refined album built out of intricate tracks listeners can enjoy on as many levels as they want. Dance to it, chill out to it, immerse your mind in it.” – Emancipator Homepage

Emancipator’s production is crisp and beautiful, a seamless meld of organic beats and instrumentation combined with beautiful downtempo melodies. While very unique and different from the music usually featured on this site, checking out Emancipator is an absolute must.

Emancipator Homepage

Emancipator Soundcloud

Favorite Tracks:

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Black Lake by Emancipator

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Anthem by Emancipator

Features:

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