Known for being on the forward-thinking edge of music, Grenier (Tectonic, Frite Nite,Symbols) enters new territory with his forthcoming album Voids, folding together echos of techno, house, and bass music. The culminating volume of the popular series of the same name,Voids sums up the best of the past volumes alongside new material. Slow-moving synth patterns, massive kicks and off-kilter percussions build into something strong yet subtle, unified by Grenier's penchant for melodic, deep textures and punishing low end.
Grenier began the Voids project back in 2010 as an outlet for the soulful, emotive electronic music that he was producing at the time: "I self-released Voids One and Two because the music didn't really belong anywhere; it was dance music, but it's also really personal. It rode the line between home listening and club music, and the tracks didn't fit the narrow bandwidth of any labels that were accessible to me at the time. So instead of shaping the music to fit a certain genre or style, I just released it directly," he explains.
Influences of Grenier's musical past can be seen among the twelve diverse tracks: his early days of dark, heady sound system music that Resident Advisor once described as "unfurling, diasporic tangents of what-used-to-be-dubstep;" polyrhythms of post-jungle and drum-and-bass influences; and flavors of minimal techno and early bass music.Voids will be released on September 30th via Kinky Beggar.
released September 30, 2013
Written, Directed and Produced by Dean J Grenier.
Mastered by Mike Bell at Darkart Mastering.
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