Pete Tong (BBC Radio 1), Will Saul, DJ Tennis, Dixon, Ame, Solomun, Sasha, Joris Voorn, Laurent Garnier, Adam Beyer, Danny Tenaglia, John Digweed, Oliver Koletzki, Matthias Tanzmann, Piemont, Steve Lawler, Luciano, Dave Angel, Marco Bailey, Marco Carola, Alan Fitzpatrick, Erick Morillo, Richie Hawtin, DJ Mag, Joseph Capriati, B. Traits (BBC Radio 1), Agents of Time, Maceo Plex & Shall Ocin, Adriatique
Glenn Morrison’s ‘Into The Deep’ series was widely celebrated in 2016 with a deluge of support from electronic composers and artists around the world, with Pete Tong calling Glenn Morrison the ‘unsung hero of the summer’ on BBC Radio 1 during the Essential Selection for his ‘Into The Deep (Ewan Pearson Remix). This album was a rebirth for the underground sound of what Glenn Morrison has represented for over a decade now as a celebrated electronic musician, as well as the showcasing of his new label Fall From Grace Records (www.fallfromgracerecords.com).
We are presented in the fall of 2017 with a new chapter from Glenn and his sound of cutting edge electronic music. Being released as a limited edition press double pack 12″ vinyl with a spattering of uniquely composed club originals, there is also terrific and refreshingly forward thinking remixes by legendary Grammy Award winning composer David Morales, Underworld borne Darren Emerson, the live and modular Colin Benders, Italian wunderkind Dusty Kid, the M83/Goldfrapp writer and producer Ewan Pearson, and many more friends of Glenn. All of these artists have provided their own creative interpretation on Glenn’s pieces and the final result is an album rich with great musical content and plenty of soul. ‘Dark Waters’ marks a high point for both the Fall From Grace record label and for Glenn Morrison himself.
The first act of the mix, somewhat appropriately called ‘Prefatory’, comes off as an orchestral and piano swell that blurs the line between Glenn Morrison’s classical composition background and his electronic musings. It is an impressive display of creative writing and this record sets the tone for the rest of Glenn’s album, with ‘Stranger Things’ harkening to the John Carpenter 80’s arpeggiated synthesizer riffs, and that atmospheric depth in all of Glenn’s new recordings is a direct result of his latest mastering studio room build at Alpine Mastering (www.alpinemastering.com). There are slightly jauntier works from the likes of ‘Tension’ and ‘Cocoon’ – records suitable in a hazy DC 10 environment or a Robert Johnson set. The build design on the album works like the tide of an ocean – the ebb and flow of the various intensities and energies keeps the listener engaged, and this variety of great music gives the listener something more than what they would hear on a free podcast or mix. From the midsection onwards there is a build that begins with a series of restrained house tracks, including the 11.30 minute epic saga ‘Nuclear Ramjet’ and the hauntingly beautiful ‘Twisted’.
The overarching motif on this album is the use of floating arpeggiated melodies that carry the vibe throughout and this intermixing or sprinkling of brash percussive rhythms and rave sensibilities gives the album such a unique quality to it. The album ends with a touching tribute to Glenn Morrison’s grandfather who passed away recently, and ‘Poppa’ is an uncompromisingly melancholy affair with countermelodies intertwining with the floating sway. It is a fitting end to an emotional, thoughtful, and downright beautiful collection of tunes.
Release date is set for September 2017 for the 2 X 12″ LP limited edition vinyl press as well as available on all digital retailers / Spotify etc. DJ Promo and Press will be through Your Army in the UK and you can find out about the special autographed vinyl test pressing giveaways by going to the Fall From Grace website at www.fallfromgracerecords.com and signing up to the label mailing list.