Hijacked Records Detroit is feeling inspired after hearing new work from one of our favourite allies in techno; Jules Wells. We felt it was our duty to deliver this to the people; three new productions from Jules with a guest remix from our own Antwon Faulkner. Please enjoy – "Silent Orchestra."
The title track from Jules really set the bar for this release. Jules really understands story telling with music and this track transports you to a time in techno that was both hopeful and beautifully heartbreaking. A persistent chord progression is wrapped in celestial synth harmonies filing up the space all around you and reaching in. That classic clap is underpinned with a touch of acid, creating an edge. At the 4:33 mark an enchanting and haunting sign wave tells a melodic tragedy. Strings come in delicately but wash over you completely. This track is both stunning and devastating.
Next up we have a remix of the title track from Antwon Faulkner; "Silent Orchestra – More Life Remix." Antwon goes with more of a dance insistent beat but uses many of the original parts juxtaposed a little differently, pitched up and sped up slightly. Antwon drops a hint of sinister in his vocal sample but maintains the uplifting positivity of the original. These are both great versions.
We then have another original piece from Jules Wells titled "External." Opening with almost tribal reminiscent drum pattern, a dark and cloudy bass end starts filling up the dark corners of your mind before light enters – coaxing you to come along. Prominent string work takes centre stage from 2:15 throughout. It is arresting and analeptic.
We close out this release with another original from Jules Wells called "Electronic Computer." This track is straight late 80's / early 90's electro with today's sophisticated and matured production techniques, "Electronic Computer" is taking that original electro we know and love and elevating it. Of course there is a funky, kind of defiant attitude to this track but it's no less emotionally profound. This is a complex story of the future but will sound and feel familiar from your come up.
Jules' work is beautiful and we are proud to help keep raising the bar on what we can and what we should expect from quality music – 100%% original / 100%% heart. Trust us – it matters.
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