Hydergine - AUGMENTED REALITY / 10 YEARS REISSUE EP - Ranges - Ranges12
Style; Dub Techno / Ambient
a1 Augmented Reality (Reshape)
a2 Augmented Reality (Fluxion RMX)
b1 Augmented Reality (bvdub s Worlds Fall Inward mix)
Italian producer Hydergine revisits and refines an important early piece from his past.
A decade on from its initial release, now includes remixes from a pair of legendary techno names. A decade ago as Hydergines career was taking hold, his very first EP was released to the world. On that record featured the B-side, >Augmented Reality<. A highly addictive and fairly straightforward track, it showed the talent that Hydergine possesses and the gift he has to make the ordinary formula, extraordinary. As the years went on, this track seemed to take on a life if its own as a fan favorite.
Now, Hydergine re-acquaints himself to the original piece but also fine tunes the parts to meet his new expectations of what it could be now. A signature point in his early career, Hydergine was able to secure two of his favorite producers to give their own unique interpretations. For the remixes, Bvdub and Fluxion honor the original with their own standout signature movements. The mighty talent of Fluxion (Konstantinos Soublis) takes the remix to forge the ideal dub techno club track. A strong bass drum immediately grabs your attention while he hones in the static to create catchy melodic elements throughout. Bvdub flips the original on its head creating a stunning edition that serves like a secret door passage to further the intentions to what could be. With a total running time nearing 18 minutes, the track is grande in scale with voices like angels drenched in echoes. Beautiful and soaring to the point of goosebumps.
The sheer scope of this EP is as immense as it gets with a who is who in techno. An amazing release to celebrate 10 years of Hydergines public output.