Legowelt - Crystal Cult 2080 Album News, EP announcement
Irrepressible Dutchman Legowelt is to release a new album in the coming months. Entitled ‘Crystal Code 2080’, it will come on Creme Organization and is preceded by a sampler EP that features one track from it. That track is ‘Crystal Cult 2080’, a melodically mystic production that is alive with Legowelt’s usual synthesiser magic.
The other three tracks are just as muddled and multi-layered, texturally rich and typically Legowelt. They include the eeriness of ‘majestic Alchemy’, the stormy and filmic emotions of ‘Mistral’ and classic house jack of ‘Do What U Gotta Do’ with its mesmerising synth lines and deep moods.
The ‘2080’ part of the album title is taken from the Roland JV2080, a legendary digital synthesizer from the nineties that was used a lot in the making of the album. Bought second-hand in Tokyo for a couple of hundred dollars, it lends the record a very dewy eyed soul, whilst the ‘Crystal’ part of the title stands for the self-made ‘DIY germanium crystal compressor’ Legowelt used throughout the writing process.
The album itself features ten new tracks of pure Legowelt music mainly recorded in De Hague in the past year, but also on the road during tours of LA, the Californian desert, Tokyo (which spawned ‘Crystal Cult 2080’) and Tejada Gran Canaria (where ‘The Future of Myself’ was written.) Where his last album The Paranormal Soul was an organic trip into misty forests, this one seems more concerned with medieval spirits; it’s deeper, darker and the whole thing is tied together by a more coherent sense of ancient alchemy.
Given the use of a DIY germanium crystal compressor during production, it’s no wonder everything feels warm, fuzzy and mystic in a way that draws your attention in like that fabled philosopher’s stone… glare too long and you might just turn to stone. Right from the opening track the mood is so encapsulating you are drawn right into Danny Wolfers’ mysterious electronic world. From there various different tempos are explored and plenty of famed synthesiser work comes to the fore, wrapping grooves in trippy themes, impish spirits and plenty of organic lushness.
"Majestic Alchemy is sounding dope... interested in hearing the album. "
ike_release (EPISODES, Chicago)
"do what you gotta do :)"
Dave Ellesmere (Graphene / Belief System, Berlin)
Osunlade (Yoruba Records, Imerovigli, Santorini)
"big Legowelt fan! Thanks! "
Dario Zenker (Ilian Tape)
"Love this ep! Legowelt and Creme can,t go wrong"
Dimi Angélis (A&S, Traut Muzik, Balans)
"superb work, love mistral"
Marko Nastic (Radio B92 / Exit Festival, Belgrade)
"Nice release. Love all 4 track. "
Eduardo De La Calle (Analog Solutions)
"Do What You Gotta Do, very nice."
"mistral and do what you gotta do! club trax executed with style and finesse."
Alex Downey (Third Ear / Split / [covert], London)
"Good record, especially Do What you Gotta Do, but i have to agree with Mute Oscillator!"
"oh man, legowelt is UNSTOPPABLE!!!"
Hunee (Hunch Music / Rush Hour, Berlin)
"great ep!!!! majestic alchemy is my fav......"
Oliver Kapp (Raygun / Indulge, Hamburg)
"'do what u gotta do' works for me!"
Fred Deepsounds (Deepsounds.fr)
"do what you gotta do!!"
"Majestic Alchemy for me. Overall a very rich ep!"
Sunil Sharpe (Sheworks, Dublin)
"'do what you gotta do' HOT"
Enrico Crivellaro (Archive/Neroli, Verona)
"Crystal Code 2080 (Extended 12'' Dub) / Mistral for me at 1st listening, thanks. "
Angel Molina (Sonar Music, Barcelona)
"2013 definitely seen the return of the album format looking forward to this one as well after this sampler. Mistral is the one for me here"
Paul Mac (Stimulus Records, Brightlingsea, Essex)
"thank you for good music!"
Dj T (GET PHYSICAL MUSIC GMBH, Berlin)
"Great EP! Mistral iis fantastic :) "
"barely feeling this one"
Electric Indigo (indigo:inc)
"Legowelt quality as usual. Majestic Alchemy is my fav track. "
Carl Suspect (Uncanny Valley, Dresden)
"Majestic Alchemy for me. thanks!"
Lakker / Eomac
"again retro chicago and detroit stuff with a twist nice!!"
Kuczera (Intergalactic FM, heerlen)
"loving Majestic Alchemy!"
Lando (Hotflush / Rush Hour, Berlin)
"Feeling the dub!"
Jimmy Posters (Pulse Radio / Saints & Sonnets, London)
"Crystal Code & Majestic Alchemy for me. More dusty sounds than the last LP! I like :-)"
Delta Funktionen (Ann Aimee, Berlin)
"Majestic Alchemy for us on here thanks!"
AnD (Horizontal Ground, Black Sun Records)
"Nice as usual, very musical. Will play "Crystal code 2080". Thx."
MuteOscillator (Ksoul & MuteOscillator )
"A very nice taste of things to come... Looking forward to the rest."
Owain Kimber (Dessous Recordings / Littledetroit, Cardiff)
"Thanks Majestic Alchemy is twisted but I really like Do What U Gotta Do."
Mike Grant (Big 50 Entertainment, Oak Park)
"Sounding good, downloading for closer inspection."
"Majestic Alchemy is doing it for me, but then again I'm a sucker for over driven kick drums. Mistral is also great."
Truss / MPIA3
""Mistral" is my favorite tune here so far, but in my eyes not the strongest Legowelt release."
Norman Nodge (MDR, Berlin)
"Majestic alchemy !!!!! Superb, but all the tracks are brilliant. "
"all tracks ok."
"this is another great one from Legowelt Will play Of cousre "
"No bad at all but not the best Legowelt I heard. "
Ksoul (Ksoul & MuteOscillator , TORINO)
"as usuall classy!"
"It's Legowelt. You need this in your life. No more to be said really."
"Danny can i love you any more than i allready do....yes you have succeeded once again...once again absolute supreme quality that most of us can only dream of producing.....bastard how can i not be this good !!!!!!!!!!!!"
Marco Bernardi (Take the Elevator, Bristol)
"Wicked stuff. Crystal Code 2080 is my favorite. Cheers!"
Yves De Mey
"Gritty sounds from my hometown... very cool melodies in here!"
DJ Fabio (STUG / DITCH 100% vinyl techno parties, Den Haag)
"great stuff from mr wolfers as always. very good and consistent ep all in all, crystal code and do what u gotta do are my favorites. club and radio support mos def, big up"
Jan Kinčl Zero (Zero Show @ Radio808, Zagreb)
"Mistral and Do what u gotta do are bombs! Really curious for the album. Thnx"
Kid Culture (DJ Mag NL)
"Do What You Gotta Do is sublime...."
Vince Watson (Bio Music, Amsterdam)
"Not for me this time thanks"
Karim Sahraoui (Transmat records, Aix-en-Provence)
"On another planet!"
Innershades (Roze Balletten, Aalst)
"Can't wait for the album, these are great. "
Tessela (Poly Kicks)
"so good it hurts! great thanks"
Pär Grindvik (Stockholm LTD)
"Love all 4 tracks. 5/5"
Leri Ahel (Mutant Disco Radio Show, Rijeka)
"Great EP loving Crystal Code 2080 & Majestic Alchemy!"
DJ Billy Nasty
"All 4 are fantastic but 4 is the standout for me."
"majestic alchemy and do what u gotta do"
Domenic Cappello (Sub Club)
Bryan Kasenic (The Bunker NY, Brooklyn)
"Pure Legowelt quality. Ace!"
0x4644 (BLN.FM, Berlin)
Vincent Pollard (Exclaim.ca)
"Not really for me but will DL Mistral and see if it grows on me, thanks"
Mosca (Ann Aimee, BBC Radio 1)
"At the risk of stating the obvious: all four tracks are ace. Thanks."
Dave TTB (TOTHEBONE, London)
"do de do! love it!"
Michel De Hey
Tim Thaler (BLN FM, Berlin)
"Great stuff! "
Pawel Gzyl (Nowa Muzyka, Krakow)
"He must have more tracks than ProRail and still he can do no wrong ;) "
"Majestic alchemy indeed. "
Sven VT (De-bug, Berlin)
"looking good... can't wait for the complete album !"
Tomaz (22tracks, Sint Pieters Leeuw)
"i wish i had 10 more hands to put in the air"
Koen van Bommel (Noisey (Vice))
Crystal Cult 2080 is sure to prove another lucid and distinctive chapter in the ever-captivating story that is the musical career of Legowelt.
- Crystal Cult 2080