Earlier this year, Red Light Radio founder Orpheu de Jong stumbled across a cassette, originally self-released in 1984, from an unknown San Francisco musician called Joel Graham. On the strength of the two tracks showcased here, it would be fair to say that Graham was ahead of his time. Hypnotic and minimalist in the extreme, the drum machine and synthesizer workout "Geomancy" - apparently recorded in 1982 on pre-midi analogue equipment - sounds like a template for techno. B-side "Night" is similarly inspired, and bears an uncanny resemblance to pitched-down versions of some of the dreamy new age house and nu-Balearica currently doing the rounds. It's superb, and almost as good as the brilliant A-side. Another superb release from the guys at Music From Memory.
Alexis Le-Tan, Jonny 5, Rufus (Bosconi, Nighdrivers, Marmo), Sito / / Mischio Dischi Disco, Manu•Archeo, IVAN SMAGGHE, Leo James, Kid Who, Sock Free Hideaway, Lexis (Music Is My Sanctuary), Dj SoFa, Marsman, Noise In My Head, RIZZOLO DJ, Martin Brew, Steve Lee, Giorgio Luceri, Tony Poland, Admir Kenan, Lurid Music, COYOTE
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