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Massonix album! Subtracks

Postby markus » 06 Sep 2006 13:09

Check the news page for some very good Massonix news!
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Postby SteveC » 06 Sep 2006 15:50

Great stuff, hope to hear the album before the concert, its always best if you can recognise the tunes.
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Postby nickking » 06 Sep 2006 17:03

Superb stuff - been awaiting a Massonix album for a while now, and those mates of mine who attended ATP have all said that Graham should release it - about time! 8)
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Postby 'Steve' » 07 Sep 2006 20:40

sounds great, new material from a member of 808 state is always welcome in my eyes! :D

Ive never actually heard massey as massonix :-? -didnt he only release one ep under that name? is it like LFO and such, or experimental like toolshed?
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Postby nickking » 09 Sep 2006 11:16

There's a clip on YouTube of Massonix at the Skam event earlier on this year here. :D
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Postby markus » 29 Sep 2006 23:19

Apparently the album will be called Sub Tracks.
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Postby nickking » 02 Oct 2006 14:20

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Subtracks
Skam (SKALD080)
This item will be released on November 27th, 2006

‘Pioneer’ and ‘originator’ are terms that are massively overused these days, in truth there are very few people who can truly lay claim to the term without exageration. Massonix is a project by Graham Massey (808 State), and he is one of those people.

In the mid 1980s, while still recording with Biting Tongues (who recorded albums for Factory Records, amongst others), he started making music with Gerald Simpson and Martin Price under the name 808 state. There seems little point in going into great detail about the history of 808 State, the line up changes, the stadium gigs, the chart success, lets just take it for granted that you know about them already.

He has been involved in production and remix work for artists such as Bjork, (who he has worked with on numerous occasions from the present day going back to her days with The Sugarcubes), Art of Noise, Yellow Magic Orchestra, Yes, Afrika Bambaataa, Primal Scream, UB40, The Future Sound of London, Robbie Williams (yes, that Robbie Williams), Gong, Blue Pearl, Goldfrapp, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Quincy Jones, David Bowie, Rolf Harris, Souixsie and the Banshees, Bomb the Bass and the Stone Roses.

Until now, other than a 12” released in 1990, most of the stunning music that Graham has composed as Massonix has been for occasional livesets here and there, including sets from The Shock City event that took place in Manchester cathedral in 1998, the Warp 10th birthday lighthouse party in 2000, and Autechres all Tomorrows Parties Festival in 2003. Much of the music on this nautically themed album comprises elements of rhythm and melody originally taken from these livesets, which have then been reworked and assembled into finished tracks. We could not be happier with the results.
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Postby SteveC » 02 Oct 2006 15:32

Wow, that week in November is going to me too much to handle, not only the Massonix album but a live gig as well and the re-issue of the Spooky album 'Gargantuan', I think I'm going to wet myself.
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Postby 'Steve' » 02 Oct 2006 20:15

Im getting more excited at this, especially after it being described as 'nautical themed'. Where can we hear it???
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Postby markus » 02 Oct 2006 21:17

Judging by the catalogue numbers, there will also be double vinyl:
SKALP080(2L) & SKALD080(CD)
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Postby graham » 03 Oct 2006 13:25

Yes i believe it will be double vynil,but possably not at 1st ,there s a bit of a rush to coincide it with the gig,which incidently will be recorded for
the Mary Anne Hobbs show on Radio 1(not shure of the broadcast date ,i expect it is nt live on the night)
Yes lets forget that Massonix 1 st 12 ,I just kept the name to use for
these one off gigs which were usualy to do with Skam and most of them to do with Autechre,So its fitting that Skam are doing it,Rob at Skam kept asking for me to give him stuff from those gigs,so it is that material ,some of it is
now quite old ,and some of it brand new. I would say its posably a bit more
on the IDM than usual,though each piece is distinct.13 tracks all very synthy,
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Postby markus » 06 Oct 2006 12:59

According to EAR/Rational Music, release date in the States is 5 December.
I love the way the Massonix album was number 2 in their Top 10 Best Sellers for the past week :) Unless there was a massive amount of pre-orders of course.
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Postby graham » 06 Oct 2006 13:40

also their blurb is a cut up of skams press release that now makes no sense.
it kind of comes across like its 808 live sets
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Postby markus » 06 Oct 2006 13:51

Indeed. Here's the cut-up-blurb:

"Massonix is a project by UK producer extraordinaire Graham Massey, and this release is a collection of tracks spanning ten years of sub-aquatic electronic keyboard portraitures. "Pioneer" and "originator" are terms that are massively overused these days, and there are very few people who can truly lay claim to the term without exaggeration. Massonix is one of those people. In the mid-1980s, while still recording with Biting Tongues (who recorded albums for Factory Records, amongst others), he started making music with Gerald Simpson and Martin Price under the name 808 State. Much of the music on this nautically-themed album comprises elements of rhythm and melody originally taken from these live sets, which have then been reworked and assembled into finished tracks. The results will make you delirious."
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Postby markus » 22 Oct 2006 21:32

There's a Massonix track on Graham's myspace page at the moment, called 'sorry'.
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