Beautiful 2x12" Gatefold LP designed by Freshcore
Distal returns with a bold new mesh of tumbling Techno, Grime, Leftield and electronica on his sophomore album and first for his concept/label Anarchostar. Following his 2012 debut LP for Tectonic, the Atlantan producer's 'Retrograde Space Opera' shapes a vivid sonic fiction about.. "a dying planet… encapsulated by those who killed it. Filled with wandering souls and ancient technology, a way out emerges. A utopian star… an escape… The ANARCHOSTAR'The results are wildly diverse, sweeping from glossy new age ambient signifiers to the manic roil of his 'Ridge City' killer, to the tribal bruk of 'Ascending & Solus' and the faulty air-lock pressure of 'Approaching the Wormhole', with a whole lotta breakbeat and radge grime chicanery in between linked by recurring vocaloid themes and the most dramatic, angular synth arrangements.
"I've long been a fan of Distal's sound, having released many singles and an LP on my Tectonic imprint. Retrograde Space Opera is an awesome voyage of galactic sonic exploration, charged with dynamic beats and fresh-faced enthusiasm. Quality stuff."
- Pinch, Tectonic
"Anticipated new sounds from distal in full rotation on my player"
- Addison Groove, 50 Weapons
"Distal is one of those producers that can't be pigeonholed into some rack in a record store."
- Starkey, Planet Mu
"Retrograde Space Opera is an exciting next step for one of my favorite producers. Can't wait to see what comes next for Distal and his new label"
- Todd Burns, Resident Advisor / RBMA
"Already has become my favorite record of the summer, super mind bending lush journey of various styles and spaces. Distal is in my opinion one of the freshest new electronic producers to come from the Atlanta scene"
- Richard Devine, Warp / Schemtatic
"One of his best imo"
- 2562, Tectonic
"'Ridge City is in my top ten of 2014, Its such a simple but effective idea & it always gets the dance floor going Massive track, massive album"
- Mumdance, Tectonic / Rinse / Keysound
- Throwing Snow, Hounds Tooth