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We go straight to Detroit as we welcome Terrence Dixon to the Knotweed family!
Terrence has been busy for almost 20 years producing the best deep minimal atmospheric techno, and this is the next chapter of his extensive discography.
Early support and play by Radioslave, Marcel Dettman, Brendon Moeller, DVS1 etc...
Side A - Beat
Side B1 - Escape
Side B2 - Another Space
What the record stores say about this release:
Juno Records: ..."here comes another assured EP of futuristic techno vibes, this time on Knotweed records. "Beat" powers itself from a prominent set of hats and cymbals while intricate layers of jazzy melodies interlope in an atonal fashion lowed down in the mix in true pile-driving fashion. "Escape" is a creepier affair, holding back on the percussion and letting intriguing keys clash in a measured way that breeds new scales for that quintessential Dixon otherworldliness. "Another Space" is yet more stripped back and haunting, focusing on lavish pads and the space they have to roam free."
Junodownload: "Terrence Dixon's remarkable series of releases continues with Escape. Like his recent record on Delsin, "Beat" sees him move away from abstract sounds and embrace the full-blooded dance floor approach. Swirling filters move in over a rigid, metronome beat and even though the enveloping pads are spacey and dreamy, he keeps his focus on the dance floor. The title track is an entirely different matter, with its detuned, drunken sounding bass suggesting a move back to more abstract territory. He completes this move on "Another Space", where dreamy synths and a fragile, shuffling rhythm prevail. The only remaining question is whether he can maintain this remarkable form."
Vinyl Underground: "Knotweed secure the signing of Terrence Dixon with three solid tracks!"
Boomkat: "Hypnotic Detroit techno tools from that city's criminally underrated Terrence Dixon. Face up, 'Beat' works out a solid chug underlined with signature wandering bassline sequence and trickling rhythmelodic patterning, yielding some trippy cosmic dissonance int he final sector. Face down, 'Escape' wriggles to a unique Afro-futurist schematic, weaving lilting timbres and finely layered drones in an offbeat, syncopated and cosmic ecology while the sublime 'Another Space' peers Hubble-deep into rarified 313 headspace. Massively tipped if you're into the good stuff - Mills, Actress etc etc!"
Phonica: "Three stomping techno tracks, done Terrence Dixon style. Solid."
Rush Hour: "Debut release on the french Knotweed imprint from this pioneer in Detroit Techno!"
SpaceHall: "Terrence Dixon is back with hot stuff on Knotweed..."
Clone: "Great release (as usual) by the true Detroit soldier Terrence Dixon on Knotweed records from France, just after his absolutely stunning album on Tresor. Deep minimal atmospheric techno as only Terrence can do it, absolutely essential."
Rubadub Records: "Hot on the heels of his killer album for Tresor, comes a new twelve for French label Knotweed from Detroit's other Minimal Techno maverick Terrence Dixon. Proper Dixon vibes, haunting soundscapes, intricate melodies and some tight assed drum programming. Excellente."
EasternBlocRecords: "Deep spacey Detroit techno on French label Knotweed, Dixon delivering the goods with a touch of class"
Halcyon: Detroit legend pops up on Knotweed with 3 more banging, floor-filling Detroit stompers on the loopier end of his output.
Mastering: Mathieu Berthet (www.mathieuberthet.com)
Vinyl Distribution: Syncrophone
Digital: Bandcamp and Junodownload
Release/catalogue number: KW008
Release date: Oct 8, 2012