MNSX021 - machine mechanics



20 November 2020 / Midnight Shift


Limited run of 100 vinyl copies only

Following from the success of Umwelt’s last mini-LP ‘Superior Life Forms’ on the label, Midnight Shift readies up another release, this time by Paàl. Having collaborated with Umwelt on the earlier Mothership compilation (an allied Midnight Shift x Voitax production), the German producer is now handed the reins for full creative curation over the course of six tracks with features from close pals NGLY and Cressida.

Awash with a palate of dark and broken sounds yet with touches of warmth and humor, 'Soothing Songs For A Cultured Affair', burrows deep into the mind of the Voitax label boss. Lending from a rich musical upbringing, we witness the evolution of breakbeat and electro as seen through the eyes and ears of a producer at one with his machines. Paàl’s penchant for thunderous, rumbling low ends sets the precedent for the EP with glimpses of the artist’s knack for melodies and harmonies.

    1. Peace Keeper
    2. Problem With Privilege
    3. Speed Dating feat. NGLY
    4. Red Sky At Night feat. Cressida
    5. Highbrow
    6. Bon Voyage

All tracks written and produced by Paàl
Tracks A3 co-produced with NGLY
Tracks B1 co-produced with Cressida
Artwork by EPOD
Layout by Graeme "Gramrcy" Bateman
Mixed by Kamikaze Space Programme
Mastered and cut by Simon from The Exchange