Primordia originally came out in 2001 through the now-defunct label Intr_version, when Deadbeat, real name Scott Monteith, was working at the Montreal-based software company Applied Acoustics Systems. Since then, he’s taken his crackling, echo-laden productions to labels like ~scape, Wagon Repair and Echocord, and now has eight solo albums under his belt.
Primordia is getting new life on Deadbeat‘s own label BLKRTZ. Prolific studio engineer Stefan Betke – Monteith‘s longtime friend who has also earned acclaim for his own dubbed-out Pole project – handled the remastering of the album.
“Primordia does have the rare quality of being as malleable and fascinating as the mind of whoever’s listening.”
Paul Cooper – Pitchfork