Sunday, 31 March 2013

Various Artists - Ouroboros (Innovative Leisure)

Happy Easter y'all! I've awoken to another slight hangover here at Crescent Head on the coast of eastern Australia, but have found solace in the one album I have actually purchased this month - and believe me there's a very good reason why.

Ouroboros is, according to Wikipedia, an ancient symbol depicting a serpent or dragon eating its own tail. And so lays the foundation for Innovative Leisure's 2012 compilation of the same name, with a clear musical context, as quoted on their website:

“The Ouroboros often represents self-reflexivity or cyclicality, especially in the sense of something constantly re-creating itself, the eternal return, and other things perceived as cycles that begin anew as soon as they end. It can also represent the idea of primordial unity related to something existing in or persisting from the beginning with such force or qualities it cannot be extinguished.”

Whilst I missed it first time around, 'Ouroboros' is a compilation of some of the best electronic dance I've heard in ages. Featuring SLL faves such as Machinedrum and Sweatson Klank, the album is a mash of addictive deep techy beats, pads and atmospherics - a true soundscape of an album - a true reinvention. It's hard to pick the sound as it feels so fresh, but think Freerange, Luomo and you're in the ballpark. On heavy rotation. Go buy!

'Ouroboros' is out now. |
DJ Equipment - Serato Scratch Live SL-1

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