My friend Jeremy recently posed a question – how do you refer generally to all of the genres presently described as EDM without resorting to that loathsome term? My answer: TECHNO can be used to describe nearly any music employing machines or even non-mechanical music that emulates them.
The Sounds Of Earth presents a meditation on this insight. A HYPERSURFACE is a mathematical construct used to describe a surface in a different number of dimensions. This compilation draws on that concept to illustrate the multi-dimentionality of techno.
Complete track listing after the jump. Click the hash tag to play or download..
hy·per·sur·face [hahy-per-sur-fis] – noun | a mathematical object that generalizes the concept of surface from three-dimensional Euclidean space to hyperspace.
Le Fleur – Datura
Future Sound of London – A Study of Six Guitars
Morkia – Time Axis Manipulation
Brian Eno & David Byrne – The Carrier
Hawke – Lovebug
Plastikman – Akoustik (F.K. Remix)
Friedman & Liebezeit – Secret Rhythms (Shackleton Remix)
010 aka Aybee – Refuge ft. Malena Perez
Actress – IWAAD
Shackleton – Fireworks
Autechre – Chatter
Friedman & Liebezeit – 7
Polygon Window – My Teapot
Andy Stott – Love Nothing
Shed – RQ-170
Future Sound Of London – Tired #1
Gatekeeper – Tomb
Plastikman – I Don’t Know (Psyche’s Haunted Whisper Remix)