Humanoid - 7 Songs - 5th July on De:Tuned

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Humanoid - 7 Songs - 5th July on De:Tuned

Post by Ross » Wed May 12, 2021 12:36 pm

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A1. "Truc"
A2. "Last Seen"
B1. "Pyramid 17"
B2. "Swerver"
B3. "Osculated"
C1. "Hed Set"
D1. "Seen Last"
12" + 10". Digital. No CD.

Humanoid invades De:tuned with a new and highly anticipated 7 song album of classic acid cuts. Flashback to the '88 acid-house spirit! Brian Dougans embarks on another journey of 303 breakbeat euphoria followed by fast, frantic and beat driven productions. The additional 10" completes the hallucinating trip with 2 floating acidic corkers.

Kevin Foakes (Openmind, DJ Food, Ninja Tune) created all the graphic work. Mastered by Matt Colton at Metropolis and pressed on 180 gr vinyl. A separate digital release will also be available at the usual digital shops. Stay tuned!

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Re: Humanoid - 7 Songs - 5th July on De:Tuned

Post by Ross » Wed May 12, 2021 12:52 pm

Clips on Juno.
Sound-wise, a move away from the more complex IDM sounds of Built by Humanoid, mostly four-to-the-floor beats, squelchy 303 lines, atmospheric pads. Reminds me a little of some unreleased FSOL material like 'Eleven Hot Knives'.

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Post by OffLand » Wed May 12, 2021 12:56 pm

Lots of Acid here. Sounds great and very Humanoid.
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Re: Humanoid - 7 Songs - 5th July on De:Tuned

Post by mcbpete » Wed May 12, 2021 5:07 pm

Woah yeah completely going back to 80s Humanoid - great to see the shifting around of styles for this returning alias!

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Post by Ross » Tue May 18, 2021 2:17 pm

De:tuned have just said on Facebook that it's been delayed to 30th July now.

Love vinyl releases these days, they add a wonderful sense of tension, guessing just how many weeks or months you'll have to wait after the initial release date before you actually get a copy.

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Post by Ross » Sun Jun 06, 2021 8:45 pm

Previews on Soundcloud:

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Post by Ross » Fri Jul 30, 2021 11:56 am

Out now!

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Post by Ross » Mon Aug 02, 2021 11:53 am

First listen now, really solid so far. 'Pyramid 17' has what sounds like a Lifeforms sample in it, tying in with the regular returning of sounds over FSOLDigital. Hed-Set is a collab with Will White (unsurprisingly, given that's also the name of their production team).
And, weirdly, Gaz receives co-writing credits on the album.

Publishing dates it as 2020, so I'd imagine it was probably knocked back quite a bit by Covid and the general vinyl meltdown at the minute.

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