Special stuff from Stephen Hitchell and Rod Modell's cv313 alias, dropping two sturdy but spectral House grooves backed with an epic 22 minute live recording made in "the heart of Detroit". The A-side mixes of 'Seconds To Forever' are made for that non-exclusive club in the clouds, the one where every track is a gaseous anthem which only requires a slow smile of approval. Their original mix is all about strafing bassline movements whose gentle kinetic motions expel intoxicating clouds of dreamy sleep-techno tones for that deliciously anaesthetised suspension. The 'Remodel' organises the effervescence into curling dub chords while a layer of tilted congas from The Howard Street Rhythm Section trickles through the mist. If you need the bliss to last longer flip over for the ultimate catharsis of a 22 minute+ 'Reprise' which was mastered for a forthcoming CD release by legendary NSC mastering engineer, Ron Murphy before he sadly passed away. Hitchell has since retouched the track with some help from Mark Richardson and his analogue desk at Prarie Cat Mastering, sloping the momentum for a near-infinite psychedelic exploration. Sublime!
It would be fair to say that Seconds To Forever is something of a CV313 classic. Echospace men Rod Modell and Stephen Hitchell first unveiled it on a clear vinyl 12" back in 2010, before returning to it a year later, delivering a 76-minute live version that stretched across a limited edition CD. Here they revisit it once more, gathering together previously released versions and unheard interpretations, including fine solo reworks from Modell and Hitchell under their Deepchord and Intrusion aliases. While the duo's distinctive dub techno rhythms take centre stage, the album's more ambient excursions - particularly the Variant 'reduction' of "Beyond The Clouds" (the original B-side on the Seconds To Forever 12") - really standing out. -Juno
released September 2, 2014
w + p by cv313 in the heart of Detroit. Additional mastering and engineering by the late Ron Murphy @ NSC studio, Detroit, USA. Lacquer cutting and vinyl mastering by the great Mark Richardson @ Prairie Cat/Metropolis Mastering. Remixes by Rod Modell (DeepChord)
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This is an incredible album. Each track is a flawless ambient dub masterpiece - exquisite, delicate, immense and emotive. Pure bliss from start to finish. Diarmaid Collins / Lustbader / DK+DI / PresidentAndroid