Published Dec 13, 2013One criticism often levelled at producers of electronic music is their perceived lack of musicality, that the relatively simple utilisation of technology has superseded the more traditional decades of slog it takes to become a skilled musician. Well, one artist who is surely immune to this crass, pretentious nonsense is Milanese producer Gadi Sassoon (a.k.a. Memory9).
Operating within the 160bpm template that is so beloved by producers this year, Memory9's music straddles the line between sound art and club-ready electronica. While it may bring to mind the woozy romantic ooze of Boards of Canada or the sumptuous DnB productions of Photek, Red Falcon occupies an ethereal space all its own.
Memory9 is at the forefront of a niche movement that fuses orchestral and modal jazz influences into conventional bass music tropes to create sumptuous arrangements that serve as a welcome antidote to the raft of drum tracks that have been en vogue this year. With support coming from producers such as Om Unit and Moresounds, Red Falcon will prepare you nicely for the welcomed reintroduction of ambience into the electronic canon in 2014. (Mnemonic Dojo)