1432 R the Label

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Max d’s Many Any LP is the first full length album published on 1432 R. It’s a milestone for the label as well as the Future Times boss, who’s been holding it down in his creative corner of electronic music for over a decade.

The album opens fast and fierce with I Think Our Souls Are Other People, a storm of live percussion and widescreen drone. And then from track to track, it strips itself down, mellows itself out, and rides on hypnotic loops. Many Any Dolo Brush is something of a cameo from Max’s Dolo Percussion moniker, giving way to the first of three field recording miniatures that glue the album together and provide a sort of romantic center.

Discogs for Dolo Percussion

Fly Around The Room is a true half-time float, with a melody that sits in your ear while drums zip past. Shoutout Seefeel, a 130 mind cleanser, is full of the namesake shoe gaze and thick hovering techno drums. Lullabiological features the keyboards of 1432 R’s own Dawit Eklund, wandering off the deep end like some dream that can’t be shaken. Cuz It’s The Way rounds out the work with a groove made for the dance floor. Max D and 1432 R: we are always on some hopeful shit.

Double LP 180g Vinyl Record

credits

This LP was released on March 14th, 2019. Tracks 1 & 2 were mixed with Pete Markoski in his home in Washington DC. Track 5 was mixed with Mike Petillo at Tonal Park in Maryland. Track 7 was mixed by Max D at Tonal Park in Maryland with Dawit Eklund on the keys. All other tracks were recorded and mixed at Future Times III, DC 2015-18. There are drum sounds throughout Many Any recorded by Mike Petillo at Tonal Park (2017, 2018) played by Max D, Dawit, and Sami. The album art was by Joyce Lim.

ECOSYSTEM

Dawit & Dolo

Max D collaborated with 1432 R co-founder Dawit Eklund on his own imprint also based in the Washington DC metropolitan area, the venerable Future Times. Andrew Field-Pickering’s label has developed a cult following that inspired 1432 R to carve out its own sound with a similar ethos.

The ways in which Washington DC weaves in collaborative co-working built on community has begun to develop a mythical aura about it. Due to the small size of the music and arts circles, solidarity and camaraderie seep into each nook of creativity. With a long history of having each others back throughout even the weirdest sounds, people like Max D carry on these revered traditions with a natural, sometimes enviable, ease and grace.


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