Massonix album! Subtracks

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Postby Cobra Bora » 14 Jan 2007 15:42

I've received my copy from Amazon Germany some days ago.
It was the last one in stock... phew.

For me it took a few times of listening to get really familiar with it.
Most of the tracks are not straightforward, they have a kind of jazzy and laid-back atmosphere.
But the more I listen to them, the more they attract me.

Well done, Graham.
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Postby BADGERMAN » 13 Feb 2007 00:41

Been listening to Subtracks for about seven weeks now and I love it.

The first time I heard it it, it wasnt quite what I was expecting but a couple listens to it I was well into it. Nice to see Mr. Massey is still releasing original stuff.

There are some brilliant tracks which are weird and wonderful which almost all are stand out tracks for different reasons. In my opinion tracks 1 2 4 5 7 9 10 12 are the stand out tracks - but the others are good as well.

Is there any chance of re-workings of some of these songs? Or perhaps even 808 State remixes of Massonix tracks (A cheaky vinyl EP?!)


Anyway good luck Graham with Massonix (Dunno how you find the time!).

Still think there is always room for 808 State in the world - every album release has just got better (the last 2 have worked really well as albums - but even Gorgeous had its good bits).

Keep up the good work!
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Postby PeteZarustica » 13 Feb 2007 07:33

Got mine today.. . er... yesterday, it's 4:30 in themorning now... I had a first taste of the full album.

astonishing really.

what amazes me is the unity of the tracks, how they fit well together when you consider they've been done all over the last 10 years

Great artwork, great project...

ipoding it right now... it will be my everyday soundtrack for weeks, and a must listen for years. :)
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Postby markus » 13 Feb 2007 09:21

There are rumours there will be a Massonix 12" coming up. :)
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Postby BADGERMAN » 13 Feb 2007 19:03

Fantastic - hope it happens!
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Postby markus » 06 Mar 2007 20:34

Has the Subtracks CD been released in the U.S. yet? Or is it still under import?
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Postby Ancodia » 16 Mar 2007 16:58

Massonix is Graham Massey, one of the founder members of 808 State alongside Gerald Simpson and Martin Price. Despite first coining the Massonix alias in 1990, releases have been pretty thin on the ground: pretty much the only way to experience the music was to catch Massey playing live gigs, although he's hardly prolific on that front either. Now though, the peerless Skam label has seen fit to collate over a decade's worth of production for this nautical-themed full-length release. And it' not a moment too soon, 'Port Silat (Off Port Silat)', the opener provides a teasing glimpse of how Theo Parrish might sound if he turned his hand to electro 'Sargasso (Horse Latitudes Giant Kelp)' is slick and sublime electronic funk, 'March Of The Triron Titans (Rubber, Canvas & Lead)' buries barbs of bass deep into your brain and 'Diamond Dance (4ths, Heavy Water)' is just genius: imagine a wigged-out aquatic orchestra and you're on the right lines.
****4/5 Dave Stenton

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Postby nickking » 19 Mar 2007 23:48

Nice one John, I'll have to pick up a copy of iDJ!

Off-Topic: John, can you e-mail me your address - got a spare copy of the RevolveWire magazine to send to you. 8)
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Postby SteveC » 23 Mar 2007 14:48

Finally got mine today from Boomcat. Loving every minute of it.

Recalling the gig, I'm sure some of the stand out tracks don't feature on the album, although I could be wrong. Will have to wait to see if they appear on the 12".

Stand out for me is March of the Triton Titans. This heavily sampled Sync/Swim on the live performance, you can just make it out on the CD. I expected more though from Diamond Dance, a nice tune but doesn't seem to go where you expect it to, whereas El Rey could easily have been at home on the Outpost album and Forests of Crespo been the replacement soundtrack to Oscar winner Babel.

Nice one Graham,

Subtracks - best listened to whilst in the bath.
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Postby markus » 05 May 2007 12:30

Any idea when the vinyl is coming Graham?
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Postby graham » 05 May 2007 12:47

I enquired the otherday but i havent had a reply as yet.
Nice review of it in this months WIRE magazine
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Postby graham » 05 Aug 2007 18:44

just spotted this on amazon..anyone spotted it in a shop?
waiting on a reply from Skam..
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Subtracks-VINYL ... 732&sr=1-2
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Postby nickking » 07 Aug 2007 09:42

graham wrote:just spotted this on amazon..anyone spotted it in a shop?
waiting on a reply from Skam..
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Subtracks-VINYL ... 732&sr=1-2


Don't think it's available yet - certainly Boomkat (much more reliable than amazon) haven't had it in stock yet....

Boomkat link here
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Postby graham » 07 Aug 2007 10:25

Skam say its a mistake..
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Postby markus » 18 Aug 2007 14:10

I agree, amazon is a mistake.
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