Carbinax is back at it again. He has been blessed by the Detroit techno gods and presents us with 16 tracks of Detroit influenced electronic gold! He continually ups his game with each release and his creativity never ceases to amaze me. Definitely a favorite of 2020!
Favorite track: In My Other Life.
Carbinax back with a belter of a Detroit techno album! One of the hardest working music makers in the business brings you a relentless 14 new tracks and 2 fantastic remixes! Well worth the wait!!!
Favourites songs: very hard to pick but at the moment track 1-16😉
As I write this, most of the free world is under various stages and levels of lockdown due to the covid-19 pandemic. Something that was unprecedented in my lifetime, and certainly not something I would ever have considered as a possibility a mere 7 months ago.
I found that I wanted to return to my Detroit Techno / acid origins, which, to me is a return to familiar ground where I don't have to consider the ramifications of all this, so for me, it's pure escapism.
I always remember watching those US cop shows like C.H.I.P.S, Starsky and Hutch, TJ Hooker etc... and hearing them using the term "Gone To Ground" to say that someone they were looking for had just vanished, so, in a very literal sense, and also in a musical one, I've gone "underground" and become a recluse as I made this album.
Thanks to : Almighty God.
Thanks also to : Martin Boulton for being a legend !, Matt Hampshire for his help with the graphics, J, Devroka, Dn Fnckn, Shannon McBride, Gavin Bryan, Richie Welch, George Welch, Kim Kanerva, Cloxboy, Jean-Luc Putaux, Emma Thomson, Steve Brown, Julian Kondas, Andrew Robinson, Gert De Meester, Christopher Nolan, wunderk1nd, Darrell Shoulb, Dean Walker, Eric Fuerer, and all Carbinax fans and supporters everywhere =)
Expect more soon !!
released July 31, 2020
Chris Carbinax -- All of it. Everything. The whole 9 yards.
Carbinax brings us an elegant tribute to the greatest era of techno. When I say tribute, I should stress that many of these tracks could be plucked off the album and released 30 years ago—nobody would blink an eye.
Although clearly made using modern synths and gear, Carbinax’s attention to carefully capturing the spirit and tradition of each style is very apparent. This is a record made by someone who has immersed themselves in many hours of Chicago house and Detroit techno. Carbinax seemingly cannot resist adding IDM flourishes and tweaks here and there to different track elements, but those little stutters and glitches don’t for a moment break the spell of being immersed in 1990s Detroit styles.
Another nice thing is that this is not an old-school house album, or an old-school techno album, it’s a celebration of many classic styles, each track exploring a different classic genre—and there are a lot of tracks (16 in total). Everything from classic acid, to Detroit house, straight ahead techno, night-time cruising vibes, electro, early trance (pre-Balearic Ibiza), and everything in between, is fully represented in this collection.
Gone To Ground fits well with any collection of classic Jeff Mills, Kevin Saunderson, Underground Resistance, Drexciya and the like.
Carbinax is an Electronic Music Imagineer.
Formerly known as 2ndMOUSE until 2016
Electronic music is oddly shy about upfront melodies. This is what makes Carbinax different as evocative, imaginative melodies are a key element of the Carbinax sound, along with all manner of unusual and experimental beats...more