Population One – The Rewriting Of An Expression Into A Simpler Form (REDUCTION ONE – 2013)
After vagabonding across the labels of the world Terrence Dixon’s search for a theorem of perfect minimalism has now led him to own personal imprint called Reduction, a move long overdue in the light of his prolific output in recent years. The label’s first EP “The Rewriting Of An Expression Into A Simpler Form”
comes under the Population One moniker, whereas the deep blue center label reminds of the design of Dixon’s seminal “Minimalism” from 1995.
Parallels are not limited to the artwork. By sound Dixon goes back to the beginnings of his career and applies bravely loop structures from the very heart of his musical genome. Inescapable feel of being isolated in airtight environment prevails across three tracks, especially the A-side which is an ode to repetition and reduction to become disoriented in time and space.
Delicately shuffling B1 features Dixon’s foggy trademark sound, carried by the velvety bass while EQ effects add Utopian nuances. Because of limping rhythm the B2 sounds like unfinished business but it’s a redefined techno funk running on bulky groove and restless hi-hats before seeing a pad-laced finish.
A proof of Dixon’s skills to master minimalist sounds is given again with the label’s brilliant kick-off.
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