17​:​50

by Stefan Goldmann

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17:50 01:09
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Carrion Crow 06:14
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Rigid Chain 06:34
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Manila Grind 04:24
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Adem 08:14
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Empty Suit 06:32
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about

"If you don’t add something to a note, it dies."
(Miles Davis)

Pitch bending shaped 17:50’s weirdly alien, yet extremely catchy melodies and bass lines. De-tuning notes has been central to house and techno since the early days in Chicago. Stefan Goldmann’s 17:50 is where this bitter-sweet manipulation of sound turns systematic: the whole Western harmonic standard is thrown overboard and replaced by pitch systems that yield beautifully alien yet surprisingly catchy melodies, bass lines and chords. It is probably the first new melodic concept to enter house music and techno since the days of acid. In a field of music whose innovations seemed to have come to an end, pitch bending opens up radically fresh possibilities. Tones never stand still but are bent and re-tuned for maximum expression. As a result even the most simple melodies sound puzzlingly exotic and intriguingly new. Warm synths, analog drum machines and heaps of dirty distortion shape the album’s timbral range.

Bend the pitch and the mind will follow.

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released September 17, 2012

Written & produced by Stefan Goldmann
Mastered by Rashad Becker
Artwork by Viet Hoa Le
Photography by Dimitar Variysky

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Founded in 2007 by Stefan Goldmann and Finn Johannsen.

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