DeepChord and Echospace started off as barely more than a rumor supported mostly by the continous scarcity of their records. The duo comprised of Detroit’s Rod Modell and Chicago’s Steven Hitchell have spent nearly two decades producing low-key electronic music both bordering on the verge of myth. They’re considered by many the most noted producers operating in the dub-infused aftermath of the Basic Channel axis and all its myriad offshoots. Their landmark album, “The Coldest Season” on the celebrated Modern Love imprint was named album of the year in over 40 different magazines around the world and was listed as one of “The Best Albums Of The Decade” in Resident Advisor.
On this new project, a collaboration with one of their closest friends and mentor, the late Michael Mantra, who’s contribution to society cannot be overstated. Michael‘s theories on ‘Brain Hemisphere Harmonic Healing‘ were instrumental in the development of vibrational and sonic therapy. His experiments in the neural affects of sound paved the way for for what has now become healing music. In his honor, we’re moving forward with a project we started some years ago and has finally come to form.
Echospace plays Michael Mantra, “Sea Shell City” is a 70 minute voyage into the furthest depths of the mind, featuring three tracks of ambient drone-based sonic worlds.Where gentle waves of organic harmonics induce an almost meditative state of being. On this album sounds were sculpted with the use of hydrophones, piezoelectric transducers, wind harps, and binaural dummy-head microphones creating snapshots of normally unheard sonic worlds. Analogue oceans in slow motion, allowing one’s mind to float into those mystical quiet zones, the brain hemisphere-sync effect Michael Mantra fostered for nearly three decades is ever present. We’re continuously reflecting on the teachings of Michael and in his honor, preserving the essence of sound and vibrational healing through music for immersive journeys into the vast beauty of atmosphere, the mind, nature and the inner self.f,kld,