Paul Boex and Dave Miller are making good use of their Abstract Division moniker with the release of ‘Midnight Ensemble’, their first full length album. The LP presents 12 tracks, starting its journey with soothing, mood-setting ambient, followed by timeless pieces of Detroit & Dub Techno, and some sophisticated electro. We must recommend this one, definitely a piece that needs to be heard. The album was released on September 23rd, 2022 in Vinyl & Digital formats via Dynamic Reflection.
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When two musicians intensively work together for a period of time, at some point the whole becomes greater than the sum of its parts. If Paul Boex and Dave Miller hadn’t already reached that status under their Abstract Division moniker, they certainly have now, with the release of ‘Midnight Ensemble’, their first full length album.
Those who have followed the duo since their early days of playing DJ-sets together, know that it’s hard to define their style anywhere beyond techno or even electronic music, as it is ever evolving and always dependent on the time of the day or night. When listening to this album, the resemblance between their unpredictable selection behind the decks and the eclectic range of subgenres on this album is more obvious than ever before.
‘Midnight Ensemble’ could be interpreted as an ode to nightlife; a reminiscence of all that happens between dusk and dawn, captured and compressed into about one hour of music. An hour in which they so delicately time their changing of styles and tempos, always reading the room and always being one step ahead of the crowd.
This album is a reflection of that skill, starting its journey with soothing, mood-setting ambient, followed by timeless pieces of Detroit and Dub Techno. A daring electro cut provides a refreshing break from the four to the floor tradition, to be followed by the stripped down sound the duo is so comfortable with.
The final minutes consist of experimental breaks, one last banger to pull out the last bits of energy that is left and a beautiful outro, which concludes the all-nighter vibe. There are no open endings, it doesn’t make you want to stay in the dark forever. Rather it makes you want to close your eyes one last time before walking outside to see the sun come up again before going home, overwhelmed and satisfied.
Artist. Abstract Division
Title. Midnight Ensemble
Label. Dynamic Reflection
Released: September 23rd, 2022
Format. Limited Edition / Vinyl / Digital
- Empty Floor
- Open Your Soul
- A Surreal Odyssey
- Mind Over Matter
- Don’t Fall Asleep
- Alpha State
- Perception Is Reality
- Echo Chamber
- Graveyard Shift
- Solar Return
All tracks written & produced by Dave Miller & Paul Boex
Artwork designed by Coco Rae
Mastered by Alain Paul
Cat. No. DREF045 – All rights reserved
℗ & © 2022 Dynamic Reflection
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