WDR010 Magnofon – Fallowfall

September 16, 2013

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At long last, we are proud to unveil our very first album release which comes courtesy of Magnofon. ‘Fallowfall’ is a concept album inspired by decay, crumbling buildings and economic downturn with Magnofon exploring experimental sound art falling loosely within the Deep House, Minimal, Techno and Downtempo genres. Each track is accompanied by bonus artwork, most of which was kindly provided by photographer Simon James

You can stream the album in full on Bandcamp which is the only place that you’ll be able to get the bonus images. Or, if you prefer, there is Juno and Junodownload too

Magnofon began writing experimental Deep House and minimal dance music in 2012, with two EP releases on Warehouse Decay Recordings already under his belt. With an extremely diverse taste in music from Deep House through to Ambient, Fallowfall sees Harry Towell steer his Magnofon project in a direction which somehow draws from all of these.

Inspired by abandoned spaces, urban decay and economic downturn Fallowfall is a tapestry of detailed sound that falls loosely into a Deep House aesthetic. It incorporates elements of his wide musical influences from minimal and Detroit Techno, Downtempo and Jazz to Ambient and Musique Concrete. A sense of fragility permeates the record as themes of abandoned buildings and desolate landscapes creep into view.

Those familiar with Magnofon’s material will notice a slight change from the dancefloor-focused rhythms of his Connection and Lost Property EPs. Fallowfall incorporates a wider tempo range accompanied with tape delay effects, sampled vinyl, forgotten radio broadcasts, beats made from field recordings and sampled acoustic instruments. There is a vintage crumbling and disjointed feel throughout the pieces which are pitched more towards the listener than the DJ.

The cover artwork is provided by Simon James, a regular photographic collaborator with Warehouse Decay and the Bandcamp version comes with a bonus image for each of the individual tracks.

Magnofon on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/magnofon

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