TLM072: Platypus – Argyle

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Featured Artists: Platypus, Stefny, Joachim Spieth

TLM072: Platypus - Argyle Following his auspicious Thoughtless debut, Soft Spoken Trees, the mysterious Platypus returns with three fresh productions that emphasize his knack for organic arrangements supported by polished production. Argyle is a snapshot of cutting edge modern deep house, off-kilter organs pulsing along with insistent bass, hypnotic bells and syncopated percussion before the voice of Platypus himself croons, “How many times must we shift reality?” Seeking to answer this peculiar question, Montreal’s Stefny delivers a deftly minimized after-hours interpretation laced with the psychotropic sound design that’s helped define her work for Contexterrior and Archipel. The Streets Have A Voice adopts a more tough-minded approach, stealthily navigating overgrown sonic back alleys before turning the corner on more than one surprisingly expansive vista. Affin label boss Joachim Spieth isolates the sparingly used dub techno chords lurking in the background of the original to construct a robust remix that invokes the shape of a vast, well-calibrated machine – and seems likely to get clubs moving in much the same fashion. Rounding up the release, Glassy Eyed Girl displays the abundant musical talents of our duck-billed mammal, juxtaposing a wealth of harmonic concepts with off-kilter garage rhythms in a dynamic arrangement for headphones and dance floor alike. Further cementing his status as one of the most exciting artists to emerge in the past year, we can’t wait to hear what Platypus does next…

I really like The Streets Have A Voice! TIM XAVIER, Rebellion

Joachim Spieth mix is the one for me. DVS1, Klockworks

Liking these grooves – will spin thanx. SLAM, Soma

Joachim Spieth is doing it for me, big time. PATRICK BATEMAN, Tic Tac Toe

Support – The Streets Have A Voice and Glassy Eyed Girl for me! SOMEONE ELSE, Little Helpers

Diverse package here – Stefny is all class, while Speith brings out the well-tailored peak-time trackiness. Nice. DEEPCHILD, Trapez

Once again, another amazing package from a quality label. Loving all the selections. ANDROID CARTEL, Adjunct

Sick EP by Platypus. Support! PHILIP ARRUDA, Roots & Wings

Really feeling the Joachim Spieth Remix – very solid, will play and chart! PAT FONTES, Air Drop

The Streets Have A Voice is a clear standout, showcasing an exquisite dub-technoid naturalness while merging a veritable haberdashery of exquisitely vintage musical textures, making for an uncommonly good track that drowns out the sound of jaws hitting the floor! RUOHO RUOTSI, Def’child

Photograph by Synaptic Imagery · Mastering by Jay Hodgson


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