Interlinked EP [HCR006]

by Somatic Responses

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Vinyl Edition. Full color cover.

    Includes digital pre-order of Interlinked EP [HCR006]. You get 9 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases October 26, 2020
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    500x500 mm. print. 2 sides (one side full color, other side b&w). 350 gr. Coated Paper. CMYK. Illustration by Manuel Monzonis. Limited Edition of 100.

    Includes digital pre-order of Emotions Are Modulations [HCR-d007]. You get 9 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
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  • Special offer. HCR006 Interlinked EP 12" Vinyl + 500x500 mm. print. 2 sides (one side full color, other side b&w). 350 gr. Coated Paper. CMYK. Illustration by Manuel Monzonis.

    Includes digital pre-order of Emotions Are Modulations [HCR-d007]. You get 9 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
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    item ships out on or around November 2, 2020
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  • Streaming + Download

    Pre-order of Interlinked EP [HCR006]. You get 9 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
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    releases October 26, 2020

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  • Full Digital Discography

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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Interlinked EP [HCR006], Emotions Are Modulations [HCR-d007], La Resistencia - Special Edition XV aniversario HC / Vol. 1 [HCR-d006], Noir Times EP [HCR005], Dominion EP [HCR004], La Resistencia Vol. 2 [HCR-d005], Industrial Machinery EP [HCR003], La Resistencia Vol. 1 [HCR-d004], and 5 more. , and , .

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about

The sixth vinyl release of the Valencian label HC Records is signed by the legendary brothers John & Paul Healy aka "Somatic Responses" in "Interlinked Ep". To talk about them is to talk about real heroes of the history of the most personal, raw and abstract electronic music born in Wales. Active since 1994, to this day they continue experimenting with all their analogical stuff to compose with tremendous regularity.

The neural connection of wet cable with the Somatic Responses universe begins with "Satin Armour", a stunning and beautiful electro melodic track surrounded by rough rhythms and strange atmospheres like a rose protected by steel thorns. Raw, primitive and rough rhythms are the presentation card of "Snake"; a track with a marked industrial influence where an avalanche of beams and Martian LFOs, with a marked acid taste, develop along this primitive discharge of high electric voltage. The mechanical and industrial force hits our prefrontal cortex in "Interlinked (Cell Mix)", a sonic aggression that combines all the violence of the Intelligent Hardcore Techno with an avalanche of mysterious and fatalistic auras coming from a future Cyberpunk.

"Aria" inaugurates the B side of the vinyl in a demonstration of harmonic virtuosity and synthesizer juggling, seasoned with a whirlwind of accelerated broken rhythms totally saturated with emotion, passion and hope.
The album's farewell track is "Heading South", a strange emotional trip, with velvety cadences and dreamy pads seen through a stereogram, a potential anthem.

Four digital bonus tracks complete the journey through the dark future designed by the Healy brothers:
"Dolaucothiacid v2" is an advanced and sharp experiment in several layers of pressure and distortion around the amalgam of possibilities of the stacking of corrosive sequences and abstract structures.
"Automaton Reign" reinvents all the concepts of the most acidic and vengeful Techno Industrial, a merciless brain-roller. Persistent Illusion infiltrates us in the middle of an epic and decadent combat of space cruisers where nobody survives, rhythmic rage and metallic histrionics. We don't abandon the forcefulness or the post-apocalyptic hysteria in "Cell (Loquelic Mix)" a demolishing closure that connects us fully in the already tangible man-machine connection.

For this special release, we have collaborated with the Valencian artist Manuel Monzonís, who has been in charge of creating the cover illustration. A stunning work that perfectly captures the spirit of this Interlinked EP.

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La sexta referencia en vinilo del sello valenciano HC Records está firmada por los legendarios hermanos John & Paul Healy aka "Somatic Responses" en “Interlinked Ep”. Hablar de ellos es hacerlo de unos auténticos héroes de la historia de la música electrónica más personal, cruda y abstracta gestada en Gales. En activo desde 1994, a día de hoy siguen experimentando con toda su cacharrería analógica para componer con una regularidad tremenda.

La conexión neuronal de cable húmedo con el universo Somatic Responses comienza con “Satin Armour”, un contundente y preciosista track de electro melódico rodeado por ritmos ásperos y atmósferas extrañas como una rosa protegida por espinas de acero. Ritmos descarnados, primitivos y rudos son la carta de presentación de “Snake”; un track con marcada influencia industrial donde una avalancha de beams y LFOs marcianos, con un marcado sabor ácido, se desarrollan a lo largo de esta descarga primitiva de alta tensión eléctrica. La fuerza mecánica e industrial golpean nuestro córtex prefrontal en “Interlinked (Cell Mix)” una agresión sónica que aúna toda la violencia del Inteligent Hardcore Techno junto a una avalancha de auras misteriosas y fatalistas provenientes de un futuro Cyberpunk.

“Aria” inaugura la cara B del vinilo en una demostración de virtuosismo armónico y malabarismo con los sintetizadores, aderezado con un torbellino de ritmos rotos acelerados totalmente saturados de emotividad, pasión y esperanza.
El track de despedida del disco es “Heading South”, un extraño viaje emocional, con cadencias aterciopeladas y pads de ensueño vistas a través de un estereograma, un himno en potencia.

Cuatro bonus tracks digitales completan el viaje por el oscuro futuro diseñado del los hermanos Healy:
“Dolaucothiacid v2” es un avanzado y afilado experimento en varias capas de presión y distorsión alrededor del amalgama de posibilidades del apilamiento de secuencias corrosivas y estructuras abstractas.
“Automaton Reign” reinventa todos los conceptos de Techno Industrial más ácido y vengativo, una inmisericorde apisonadora de cerebros. Persistent Illusion nos infiltra en mitad de un épico y decadente combate de cruceros espaciales donde nadie sobrevive, rabia rítmica e histrionismo metálico. No abandonamos la contundencia ni la histeria post apocaliptica en “Cell (Loquelic Mix)” un demoledor cierre que nos conecta de lleno en la ya tangible conexión hombre-máquina.

Para este lanzamiento tan especial, hemos colaborado con el artista valenciano Manuel Monzonís, quien se ha encargado de crear la ilustración de portada. Un impactante trabajo que plasma a la perfección el espíritu de este Interlinked EP.

SOMATIC RESPONSES
Interlinked EP
HCR006 Vinyl

A1. Satin Armour - 5:22
A2. Snake - 5:16
A3. Interlinked (Cell mix) - 04:43

B1. Aria - 6:51
B2. Heading South - 5:45

Bonus 1. Dolaucothiacid v2
Bonus 2. Automation Reign
Bonus 3. Persistent Illusions
Bonus 4. Cell (Loquelic Mix)

credits

releases October 26, 2020

All tracks written, mixed & produced by Somatic Responses.
Mastered by Voidloss at Black Monolith Studio, London.
Cover art by Manuel Monzonis.
Label art & Designs by Dani Requeni.
Press Note by Domingo Dark Vinyl.
All rights reserved.

HC RECORDS
València, 2020.
www.hypnoticacolectiva.es

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