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Aleksi Perala
Aleksi Perala Essential Bundle
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Release Date
April 17, 2020
  • 4xLP:

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    • Resonance – Vinyl, 2×LP

    • Oscillation 2 – Vinyl, 1×LP – Includes download

    • Oscillation 1 – Vinyl, 1×LP – Includes download

    • + MP3

Oscillation 1

Aleksi Perälä may have the most holistic aesthetic of anyone currently working in electronic music. The Finnish producer has again utilised his unique colundi tonal system with which to create his unique new-age-indebted brand of techno. Rather than working with more traditional twelve-tone scales, Perälä’s deference to the 128-frequency colundi setup has opened up an entire new sound for the producer while also giving his music a kind of spiritual balance. This sense of order is taken even further on the two new Oscillation records that Perälä has delivered for the combined Clone Basement/Dub labels. On the first Oscillation volume Perälä sets all 128 colundi tones to work in order to create perfectly-weighted techno tools which have been especially crafted to run at 33.3 RPM.

Oscillation 2

The tone is set from Oscillation 2’s first track ‘NLL561908699’, a skipping triple-time groove which suggests some experimentation ahead. From here we see Perälä reaching out to touch on styles that are not usually in his wheelhouse. Perälä’s music usually tends towards an optimistic, almost fourth-world sensibility, but this is interrupted on Oscillation 2 by the presence of some unusually intense drum tones. With its crushed-up percussion sounds and needling bassline one can detect industrial, acid and EBM influences on ‘NLL561908700’, and further tracks on Oscillation 2 find themselves shaken up by snares that snap through the mix. There is a little two-step garage to be parsed in the stuttering almost-shuffle of ‘NLL561908702’, and while twinkling synth runs have always been a part of the Perälä sound, their deployment on ‘NLL561908701’ and ‘NLL561908704’ draws more from the caution and paranoia of IDM-techno than is normal for him.


With 'Resonance', Perälä returns to Nina Kraviz's Trip Recordings. He explains how the record was made half in Montreal, Canada, half in Lahti, Finland and how it’s been 6 years 7 months and 19 days since he started to base all his musical output on the colundi sequence. That began with the release of the seminal Colundi Sequence Vol 1 (recently reissued at long last). 'Resonance' sounds like some of his best work to date and Perälä continues where he always leaves off, with a collection of melodic, transcendent techno, equally suited to home listening as well as the dance floor.

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