Reverberate Slowly is a smoky collection of gorgeous late-night dub miniatures from mysterious Berlin-based producer El Fog. Sounding at times like a less academic Jan Jelinek or a hopelessly innocent Rhythm and Sound; deceptively complex click, hiss and pop rhythms are used to underpin a series of minimal elements (rhodes and vibraphone tones, sleepy acoustic guitar, samples of piano and double bass) that slowly resonate through each track, quietly pulsing and reverberating as suggested by the album’s evocative title. Opening track ‘Mountain Dub’ sets the tone, and as a simple keyboard phrase is repeated over vinyl crackles and low throbs you are drawn effortly into the murky vapour. This is further explored with ‘Silent Soaring’ and ‘El Cloud’ which both consolidate the misty mood, building a complex mesh of rhythms from soft clicks and pops while never descending into mindless digital manipulation. It is this human aspect
that gives ‘Reverberate Slowly’ its beating heart, and makes it such an appropriate release on the label. Unlike so many albums in the genre it has a fragile personality and many layers to uncover on each subsequent listen. ‘Reverberate Slowly’ is a totally seductive listening experience and like a candlelit supper with that special someone, it won’t fail to draw you into its moonlit night-time mood.
Album originally released our favorite label moteer, 2007. This Edition is re-mastering version with 2 rare track and bonus remix from Jan Jelinek.
Mount Kimbie used the track ‘mountain dub’ and ‘el cloud’ from this album for their mix/podcast on XLR8R, Redbull Music Academy & Dummy Magazine.
Das Vibraphon spielt kurz, dann ist schon alles vorbei. Killer. (Thaddi Herrmann) - De:Bug
Reverberate Slowly is late night chill out bliss out drift off fade away sonic nirvana...we've been continually searching for some new dub technician to fill that Pole shaped hole in our hearts, and with Reverberate Slowly from the mysterious El Fog, it seems like we've finally found it. - Aquarius Records
'Reverberate Slowly' is creased with charm and spectral dignity for an album that is inventive, intelligent and utterly invigorating. Gorgeous - Boomkat
a very charming and delicate home listening album - Ad Noiseam
El Fog is a solo project of Masayoshi Fujita (originally from Japan and now Berlin based) who plays vibraphone with live sampling/processing, loop machine and electronics. He has been influenced and inspired by electronic music, jazz, dub, hip hop, classic etc..., and also the silence and deepness of the fog and the mountains and the gravity within. El Fog released his first album "Reverberate Slowly" from Moteer Records (UK) in 2007. His 2nd album "Rebuilding Vibes" was released in december 2009 from Flau label (JP), mixed down with AOKI takamasa and mastered by Stephan Betke (aka pole, ~scape).
He also collaborates with Jan Jelinek and they released their 1st album "Bird, Lake, Objects" from Faitiche label in 2010.
Reverberate Slowly (moteer,2007)
Rebuilding Vibes (flau,2009)
Reverberate Slowly (flau,2012)
Masayoshi Fujita & Jan Jelinek - Bird, Lake, Objects (faitiche,2010)
Masayoshi Fujita, Simon Harris, Derek Shirley, Jan Thoben, Kassian Troyer - Tesseract (home normal,2012)
NQ- Purple Skies Remixed (kitty-yo,2007)
The Declining Winter - Remixes (mobeer,2008)
Palac - Talking to Ghosts (palacmusic,2009)
Hecq - Steeltongued (hymen,2009)
Altocamet - Mitad Del Viento Remixes (casa del puente discos,2009)
Product URL: www.flau.jp/releases/30.html
music genre: electronic, home listening, jazz, clicks/glitch, ambient
for the fans of Jan Jelinek, Pole,
Mount Kimbie, raster-noton, ~scape
01 mountain dub
02 silent soaring
03 el cloud
04 the fog of the far small town
07 out woods
08 smoke and satellites
09 own frequency, own time
10 out woods and the far small town
(mixed and rearranged by jan jelinek)
11 deep sea and stars
12 mirtel reflex (remix for nq)
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