Tim Gray hails from Portland, Oregon, and although many of you may already know him for his stellar releases as Ethernet at Kranky and Tanuki House at Occult Research, he debuts a new project at Recycled Plastics: Brother Blue. Brother Blue is Mr. Gray's outlet for dub techno, pure and simple, and it delivers on that front in spades. Tim's right at home with his machines and the evidence is in the sounds - deep, round basslines hugging clean-cut beatwork to make dancefloor-friendly grooves that still manage to sedate you at home. Layers of blue reverb that settle over watery synth drones and spattering chord stabs like a soft rain. Here, on his debut EP (which is a not-inconsiderable 50+ minutes long) Brother Blue establishes his intent with a cut taken from his forthcoming full-length (Gradual Brightening), and backing it with two excellent non-album cuts and a massive 20+ minute impressionistic remix from Coppice Halifax.
The limited edition CD-R version includes a bonus track - Rebis - as a disc-exclusive. Brother Blue will return soon on the Green Cloud LP!
W/P by Tim Gray, except #4, written by Tim Gray, produced and remixed by Coppice Halifax. Mastered by The Analog Botanist. This is Recycled Plastics number BC37, and 37th in the ongoing Bedroom Compost catalog set.