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  • Release Date 2018-01-12
  • Label Particles
  • Catalog PSE1801
As the warm autumnal colours of copper, russet and ochre turn to muted monochrome palettes, hues of icy blue and opaque crystal usher in a seasonal compilation that bursts through slate grey skies in sparkling sunlight, cascading sonic reflections across the underground dance scene.

"Winter Particles 2018" draws together a collection of artists that traverse the globe from North and South America to Africa, Asia and Europe. An assemblage of subtle and beautiful tunes is brought together that epitomises the Particles ethos – showcasing established artists and highlighting aspiring newcomers in an aural collage of electronic sound.

The arrival of seasonal shift sees shafts of light reach out into the shadows and dust. A mote sparkles in the bright light; caught in light breeze it drifts gently in hypnotic patterns. The presence of a filtered arpeggio takes a similar path, rising and falling in effortless waves. A piano note hits, cascading repeatedly into eternity as a growling bassline creates perfect juxtaposition; a liquid ink sky lit up by a carpet of luminous pinpricks.

Summer's petrichor a distant memory amidst the icy shards that cling to bare branches, the snow-swept ridges keep their secret of once green and rolling hilltops. Winter's zeitgeist is firmly held within pulsating rhythms and melodies to warm the soul. The acceleration of time brings with it a new musical direction and impulse for change. Elevated to new heights, shimmering percussive intent casts a spell of hidden energy, an electrical charge and dynamic spirit. The fusion or organic and electronic sounds are crystal clear in invigorating sonic shapes and patterns.

Heading for the winter trip, heading for the slide. A mountain isn't far to fall when you're falling from a silhouetted moon.

Directed by Jay Epoch
AandR by Marina Gerardi
Mastered by Cid Inc., Izzet, Tech D, Rob Small
Design by Ben Mautner
Text by James Warren


Winter Particles 2018

  • Various Artists
  • Release Date 2018-01-12
  • Label Particles
  • Catalog PSE1801