By way of introduction, Portland, OR, producer Sage Taylor offers bp4, a floating dub techno track to demonstrate the new alias… Or, that’s how it began, anyway. A few months, several emails and many remixes later, an album is born. Calling on multiple sources of talent spread across the far flung corners of the world, Sage has gathered an impressive list of remixers, including: Mandrasigma, Rabbit Rabbit, Zander One, Katsura, Substak, Fingers in the Noise, Zwei Kreise, Desove, Warmth, Coppice Halifax and The Downgrade Complex… And as a bonus, at the end, are two alternate mixes by aspect. himself. It’s an album for rainy days and headphones… One to get lost in.
Our 58th release in the series comes from The Downgrade Complex who started off our 2014 edition of Futur[e]cho. He brings a wall of noise filled melodies and thumping kicks to the album before giving way to several remixers who give their own takes on several of his tracks.
Our first single from Beneath The World is upon us. Featuring Chill ambient style music with laid back basslines and jungle/dnb drum loops underneath making this a unique IDM and Chillout release. The 2 tracks feature swirling synths, rhodes, pads and more to wind down the day.
The 2014 edition of Futur[e]cho has arrived. 12 artists, 12 unique snapshots of today’s Dubby and Ambient Techno scene. Kicking off the Compilation this year with his signature wall-of-noise take on the genre is The Downgrade Complex, one of this year’s new faces alongside Heisa, Oliver Dombi, SkiFi and Liquid Level. The journey is punctuated by a handful of seasoned F[e] veterans, and it all comes together to bring you one blissed-out deep journey. While this year’s compilation doesn’t have the length of 2013’s offering, it packs an equally great punch, and now is available for you to listen to.
Hyperreality brings us our second release in the EX series. A big change in his sound from his first release on the label. He gives us Harsh Dubby Techno on this 2 track release. Melodies are still present, but paired with harsher tones and sounds on this release.
Substak brings his unique brand of Deep Techno to the label pairing it with several tracks of Deep Dark Ambient in a release called Soundscaping Stories. Minimal Beats over Darkness coupled with Deep Darkness of Ambient brings a chilling vibe to our 56th release. A prolific producer who keeps releasing on many different labels, we are very honored to have a release.
Liquid Level graces the label with 5 Deep Dub Techno tracks to chill with. Static chords and slick basslines are the mainstay of this release along with a very polished production quality. Dub Techno fans alike will love this release and those who haven’t heard of him will be in for a pleasant surprise.
Light Clouds has been in the works almost since the start of Cold Fiction Music in some form or another. We finally are able to bring 11 tracks of Ambient from 10 great artists. The styles are quite varied on the album including Drone, Space Ambient, Dark Ambient and Piano music. We hope there is something for all Ambient lovers.
The next release in our main catalog brings us Wolf Asylum with a light airy IDM, and somewhat chillout release called Daze. If you like Archaic Horizon netlabel, then this will be right up your alley. Also brings memories of Melorman’s music as well.
DJ DeepWarmth shows up on the label with our first release of anything close to House music. You might know DJ DeepWarmth better as DeepWarmth and this is a way to show that House music has a place in his style of music. Two Minimal House tracks are featured, and then 3 artists take over remixing duties from the likes of D’Bug’D, Substak and Zwei Kreise.
SecondFace returns to the label with a 4 track release of Deep Ambient and Dub Ambient with minimal beatwork. It is quite a change in sound from his first release on the label, but is also a very good release. Emotional Changes and Visions highlight this stellar release with minimal beatwork over Deep Dubby sounds.
Cly/Suva puts out his first release on Cold Fiction Music Label with a 4 track EP filed with a hidden talent for smooth Ambient Techno and Dub Techno. The release starts off with the lush and expansive pads of the title track and moves right along into Until The Road with they Dub Techno chords and deep drums. The other 2 tracks also highlight the lush pads and deep dubby chords that Cly/Suva isn’t really known for until now. For fans of our Dub Techno and Ambient Techno releases, this is an EP that you shouldn’t miss.
Pobedia returns to the label expanding on the sounds and atmospheres on his first release, Reflection. This time he takes the chill nature of Reflection and turns it into an even deeper sound. Subtle changes in a chill atmosphere of chords create for a deeper sound than on Reflection. The release is book-ended with 2 Ambient Dub tunes as Grey Cloud and highlight his style even further. Tracks like Whisper invoke an almost Ambient Techno vibe with a subtle pad in the background. If you are a fan of his first release on CFM, or Dub Techno in general, this is a release that shouldn’t be missed. This is also our first wav file only release.
After two years of releases in the Futur[e]cho series, the series returns once again with its longest release yet. Getting somewhat away from the goal of the series, pairing lesser known artists with bigger names in the scene, last years release got away from that. This years release has a bunch of artists you’ve probably not heard of that need to be heard along with some bigger talent you’ve already heard of. This years release also instills more Ambient Techno than Dub Techno, but there is a good mix of both styles on the release. This year’s release features several of the artists that have appeared on both releases, returning artists from the very first release in the series along with new faces. The series strives to get people who might be interested in either Dub Techno or Ambient Techno into both. Enjoy the sonic soundscapes that encompass what is Futur[e]cho 2013.
James Shain returns to the label, previously releasing as lilmanjs, with another album filled with spacey dronescapes to relax with. Three lush dronescapes are accented by 2 long minimal dronescapes that call a more minimal sense of floating through space highlighted by sparse and distant leads at times. For those a fan of Sunrise in Space and Fading Starlight, this album will be sure to please.