Catalog #CR 1273
ReleaseW 49 - 2013
FormatVinyl - EU12"
 € 9,99 incl. VAT, excl. shipping


  1. Crystal Cult 2080
  2. Majestic Alchemy
  3. Mistral
  4. Do What U Gotta Do


Irrepressible Dutchman Legowelt is to release a new album in the coming months. Entitled 'Crystal Code 2080', it will come on Creme Organization and is preceded by a sampler EP that features one track from it. Check!!That track is 'Crystal Cult 2080', a melodically mystic production that is alive with Legowelt's usual synthesiser magic. The other three tracks are just as muddled and multi-layered, texturally rich and typically Legowelt. They include the eeriness of 'majestic Alchemy', the stormy and filmic emotions of 'Mistral' and classic house jack of 'Do What U Gotta Do' with its mesmerising synth lines and deep moods. The '2080' part of the album title is taken from the Roland JV2080, a legendary digital synthesizer from the nineties that was used a lot in the making of the album. Bought second-hand in Tokyo for a couple of hundred dollars, it lends the record a very dewy eyed soul, whilst the 'Crystal' part of the title stands for the self-made 'DIY germanium crystal compressor' Legowelt used throughout the writing process. The album itself features ten new tracks of pure Legowelt music mainly recorded in De Hague in the past year, but also on the road during tours of LA, the Californian desert, Tokyo (which spawned 'Crystal Cult 2080') and Tejada Gran Canaria (where 'The Future of Myself' was written.) Where his last album The Paranormal Soul was an organic trip into misty forests, this one seems more concerned with medieval spirits; it's deeper, darker and the whole thing is tied together by a more coherent sense of ancient alchemy. Given the use of a DIY germanium crystal compressor during production, it's no wonder everything feels warm, fuzzy and mystic in a way that draws your attention in like that fabled philosopher's stone glare too long and you might just turn to stone. Right from the opening track the mood is so encapsulating you are drawn right into Danny Wolfers' mysterious electronic world. From there various different tempos are explored and plenty of famed synthesiser work comes to the fore, wrapping grooves in trippy themes, impish spirits and plenty of organic lushness

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