Aereal – Moved Moment EP {mtk148}

Artist: Aereal
Title:
Moved Moment EP
Label:
Monotonik
Catalog #:
mtk148
Release Date:
2005/06/19


We last released something from UK idm-er Aereal all the way back in 2001, so we were delighted when he contacted us and asked us to release a short EP with some of the best tracks he’s worked on since then. Thus, we have the ‘Moved Moment EP’, a four-track set of delightfully looping electronic music.

So, where are we? We start off with ‘Move Moment’, a driving, driven piece of percussive melodic goodness, before moving on to the wonderfully smooth ‘Direct Medic’, and onward and upward to the almost vibrating melodic techno of ‘3D Situation’, a strange mix of the B12-ish Warp and even more Detroit-esque sounds, but with a touch of the new chill in there too. We finish off with the marginally more downtempo ‘Solitary Motions’, and a wonderfully considered end to a classy EP – a touch of the past, but a touch of the gleaming future, too.


Credits:
cover by h0l


Tracklist:
01 – Move Moment
02 – Direct Medic
03 – 3D Situation
04 – Solitary Motions

Artwork:
Front Cover


License:
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.5)


Aereal – Transitions EP {mtk062}

Artist: Aereal
Title:
Transitions EP
Label:
Monotonik
Catalog #:
mtk062
Release Date:
2001/09/22


We’re very pleased to follow up our initial release from UK-based idm-er Aereal with this contemplatively complex, wonderfully circumspect 2-track EP which we’re convinced cements his reputation as the best artist you’ve never heard of. Something we hope we’ll change.

The EP leads off with “Bacurex”, a tour de force of understated, melodically dense electronics in the tradition of the best B12 or Black Dog releases. And “Metro Cammell”, the second track, stuns further, with percussion looping down like shooting stars and melodies soaring up like rockets – and when the song breaks down and gets all ambientribal, the listener soars too.

Monotonik is proud to have been associated, if only peripherally, with the rebirth of the early 90s ‘Artificial Intelligence’ vibe through labels like DeFocus and Neo-Ouija, and here’s another prime example. It’s music that makes you feel real. Good.


Credits:
cover by rents


Tracklist:
01 – Bacurex
02 – Metro Cammell

Artwork:
Front Cover


License:
Attribution-NoDerivs-NonCommercial 1.0 Generic (CC BY-ND-NC 1.0)


Aereal – Connect {mtk049}

Artist: Aereal
Title:
Connect
Label:
Monotonik
Catalog #:
mtk049
Release Date:
2001/03/10


A debut of distinction, this, as a brand-new artist from the UK, Aereal, kindly grabs our attention with this emotional “Connect”-ion that truly shines.

Reminiscent of the rangiest early 90s material from dark canines and their ilk, “Connect” blends the background industrial clank to the lushest of strings and percussive clicks to make, honestly, one of the dreamiest tracks we’ve put out in ages. And if Aereal isn’t significantly more well-known, significantly quickly, we’ll eat our post-ironic DJ Touche-style cloth cap.


Credits:
cover by rents


Tracklist:
01 – Connect

Artwork:
Front Cover


License:
Attribution-NoDerivs-NonCommercial 1.0 Generic (CC BY-ND-NC 1.0)