||1.||"Amongst The Stars" (Intrusion extended dub)|
||2.||"Amongst The Stars" (CV313 Submersion)|
||3.||"Amongst The Stars" (CV313 Immersion dub)|
||4.||"Amongst The Stars" (CV313 Disintegration dub)|
||1.||"Amongst The Stars" (Variant Etherscape)|
With Rod Modell putting the finishing touches to his next Deepchord album (due for release later in the year on Soma), Echospace partner Stephen Hitchell took the opportunity to record a new solo set of his own under the lesser-known Intrusion alias. "Amongst The Stars", a beguiling, 21-minute chunk of soft-focus dub techno smothered in spacey analogue electronics and the distant sound of traffic, is taken from that forthcoming album. Here, Hitchell's fine "Extended Dub" comes accompanied by a trio of varied but typically atmospheric translations from CV313 (AKA Hitchell and Modell), of which the astonishingly deep "Distintegration Dub" is probably our pick. On the second CD, Hitchell dons his ambient alias, Variant, and delivers an absorbing, CD-length "re-shape" that's as entrancing as it is quietly picturesque.
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