The label intelligentsia at Harmonious Discord have grown quite fond of the sounds of Brad Dale (AKA Molecule, Echo Conscious, and producer for Ishi). His projects have been an integral part of the Harmonious Discord sound with dance-floor works that can be both ambient and organic while keeping an element of sonic futurism and an ever-sharp techno edge. Thus the label is more than pleased to offer Brad, under his Molecule guise, for the 30th release, and a tune by the name of “Day Dreaming.”
"Day Dreaming" is a subtle story of the lingering memories ever present when love clashes with absence. Molecule has captured both the tension and resolve equated with the desire to be close with the use of dulcet tones and floating synthetic elements. Energy is propelled forward with the use of rhythmic breathing and then put to rest with a pad structure that dials in the perfect amount of variation. It also pulses and pumps for the after-hours nightclub set, making it an exotic addition to the DJ’s arsenal.
Four remixes offer some extra-cool interpretations of “Day Dreaming.” Lending his talents to the first revision, house music legend Brett Johnson delivers a main room banger that twists through elevated synth work, electro-inspired bass variations, and big washes of melody. Brett’s remix will rock the late night disco with a work that the label considers groundbreaking from this staple talent. Adding to the fire is deep techno pioneer Arthur Oskan, who was recently nominated for ‘Album of the Year’ by Juno Download for his A Little More Than Everything album. Arthur takes a slow burn approach to his re-work with an in-depth dive into an eerie late night space. His piece creeps with deliverance into dark territories, sprinkling vocal snippets with building anticipation. The resolve comes when an arpeggiated synth fills the soundscape and spirals the listener into the cosmic. Next up, in the spirit of the Harmonious Discord’s vinyl roots, a DJ Tool has been added for fun interplay of the vocal elements to compliment any selection. Lastly, “All Things Move in Cycles" is a bonus cut from Molecule, featuring a rotating cadence of intriguing tones and textures. His approach was methodical, even encompassing some circular ‘Steve Reich-esque’ melodies. The track nicely closes out another ambitious statement from Harmonious Discord.
Djuma Soundsystem - “I LOVE the ‘Day Dreaming’ original! Oskan’s remix and ‘All Things Move In Cycles’ are very cool, too.”
Android Cartel - “Both originals are really cool. I Dig the Arthur Oskan remix as well for really deep moments. Brett Johnson’s is great for those more intense moments.”
Alexi Delano - “NICEEE!!”
Motorcitysoul - “Loving the super deep Arthur Oskan remix!”
Orde Meikle (Slam / Soma) - “Nice original and great remixes!”
Justin Harris (Freaks) - “Brett Johnson’s remix … PHEW!”
Three (Hallucination Limited) - “Both originals are amazing and ‘Breath-a-pella’ is super useful.”
Jota Wagner (Colors Sound System) - “The original is cool and I’m also digging the Brett Johnson remix …. big room!”
Will SumSuch - “Truly excellent moody house music. Both originals are really wonderful. The Arthur Oskan remix has a lovely light touch, too … proper!”
Jane Fitz - “Arthur’s ride is spectacular, one of the best things through 8DPromo for me in ages. Angry, melancholy… it’s a brute.”
Nutritious(Brooklyn Shakedown) - “Sometimes a great release just leaves me speechless.”
Also supported by Luciano, Diesel, DJ Schwa (Shades Of Gray), Jay West, Benji Candelario, Tommy Largo, C-Rock, Makossa, Eddie Spettro, Murray Richardson, and Philogresz.
Available now from Beatport.