Deadlock Versions

by Ulrich Troyer

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A forward-thinking dub strategy by Vienna's Ulrich Troyer delivered with radical reduction: an enormous hypnotic stream of sound positioned in a deep echo chamber, and rooted by ostinato iterations of a massive bass line. DEADLOCK (MELODICA VERSION) - deeply spiritual and so full of Nyabinghi feel without using any of the common reggae idioms. In fact, so much so that it convinced classic dub player VIN GORDON to contribute his unique trombone stylings. The result of the collaboration is DEADLOCK (VIN GORDON VERSION), undoubtedly the central track of the release.

DIDI KERN, one of Vienna's most prolific drummers adds sprinkles of futuristic percussion sounds to both DEADLOCK (VIN GORDON VERSION) and the heavily dubbed DEADLOCK (TALKBOX VERSION) - a playful, uptempo variation of the theme with additional talk box & vocoder layers.

Last but not least, DEADLOCK (KASSIAN TROYER REMIX) on the AA side is delivered as a completely re-constructed & reinvented version of the theme in a class on its own - both highly introspective and emotional.

The album version of DEADLOCK was selected by DJ MARCELLE / ANOTHER NICE MESS for her current release "DJ Marcelle / Another Nice Mess Meets Most Soulmates At Faust Studio Deejay Laboratory" (2LP, Klangbad 2014).


released August 10, 2015

Vin Gordon: Trombone (A1, A2)
Didi Kern: additional Sounds (A1, A2)
Ulrich Troyer: analog synthesizers, effects, stomp boxes, talkbox, vocoder, percussion & melodica

Recorded, mixed and dubbed by Ulrich Troyer at 4Bit Studio, Vienna
Vin Gordon was recorded by Daniel Boyle at Rolling Lion Studio, London

Mastered by Kassian Troyer, Berlin

Kindly supervised by Kassian Troyer & Paulus Rainer

Vinyl-Cut: Calyx, Berlin
Vinyl-Pressing: MPO, France

Label: 4Bit-Productions ( )
Catalog Number: 4Bit-P006
Label Code: LC-29642

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"Troyer’s artistic approach is dominated by an interaction between architecture, music & fine arts. He created the radio play "Seeing with Ears“, an acoustic study on the spacial perception of blind people. The acoustic space & the reverberation of sound events form a circular theme in his work. Troyer’s commitment to dub production methods offer the perfect playground for his sonic experiments." ... more

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Track Name: Deadlock (Talkbox Version)
"Little by little, step by step."