9/10 Phil Staff review, 26 September 2013
Man you gotta love a bit of Deepchord. When a new album pops up it’s like Christmas without the arguing and mass disappointment. Somewhat bizarrely there are two CD formats for this release and no vinyl as of yet. There’s a standard CD and a limited indies only CD/DVD set which comes in a nice brown cardboardy thing. Regular readers here will know that we love our brown cardboardy things here.
Deepchord albums take you on a journey. They beg to be listened to from start to end and like all good albums there’s no urge for you to skip tracks. Press play, sit down and absorb the goodness as the artist intended. ‘20 Electrostatic Soundfields’ is no different. It is business as usual from camp Modell. You weren’t expecting a 20 track album of Swedish indie pop tunes were you? This is pure ambient dub techno of the highest calibre. Interspersed between the dubbier tracks are electro acoustic tunes which aid the flow of the album. It’s beautifully atmospheric and it’s a skillfully crafted piece of electronic music.
Whenever I listen to Deepchord I always think it’s nighttime and that it’s raining. That’s how I can tell I’m listening to a Deepchord record and thankfully this newie is no different. It’s a wee bit more minimal than some of his work but it’s still genius. I could listen to this all day and all night and maybe some other times too. Which I appreciate doesn’t leave me much time to do anything else!
9/10 roshinaya Customer review, 5th November 2013
Rod Modell continues to explore the deepness of dub and ambient on this release. Don't let the multitude of tracks fool you, it's a contemplative and deep journey of dubby goodness from start to finish best enjoyed as a whole.
The whole album is more subdued than his other releases but still offers that nice dub techno vibe you can expect from DeepChord. The album has a nice mix of beat driven tracks along with rich ambient textures that suits well during the darkening and grayer days of autumn.
Fans of any quality electronic music made by a master of his trade should definitely add this record to their collection. And fans of dub techno and Rod Modell this is a no-brainer. Top quality!
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