Rod Modell brings a very strong fast-paced dub techno debut album on Tresor entitled ‘Captagon’.

Besides berlin, of course my favorite place is in Detroit, where it all began. Today is a good day to commemorate that, and that is that Detroit-born, Dub techno legend DeepChord’s Rod Modell is releasing his new album on Tresor, debuting on the label on June 14.

Entitled “Captagon“, the LP is made of 9 tracks of pure, fast-paced dub techno – in clear contrast to the ambient direction he’s taken in the last years after 9 years hiatus as Rod Modell. Rod Modell’s “Captagon” is following Tresor\’s trend of the last years, releasing albums by true legends like Porter Ricks, Juan Atkins & Moritz von Oswald, Thomas Fehlmann & Terrence Dixon, Donato Dozzy, as well as 2019 reissue of Robert Hood\’s \”Internal Empire\”.

If you know Detroit style, banging and hard, acid and complex techno music, relive that beautiful and unique style and stay tune to get this album.

Listen to Rod Modell – Jade (taken from \”Captagon\” – Tresor.312) via Soundcloud. 

Overview. Tresor Records is delighted to welcome Rod Modell to its catalogue, with the release of his new album Captagon.
Rod Modell needs no introduction, his various projects render him a master of techno. In repetition and barely noticeable change, Modell resculptures perceptions. His sound-design echoes cinematic ethereality, where ferric artefacts slam against percussion, rusty delays filter observation – the resulting web is a complex, radiating ambience that etches a natural ebb and flow.
Transformative sounds alight from the outset, “Triangulation” recalls flickering harmonies and grains, a tectonic swipe. Fast-paced dub techno emerges in “Reiki”, the disorienting clangs suggesting a step away from his recent ambient excursions. “Ito” crunches the pulse further with insistent noise, into soaring epiphanies of darkened transmissions.
Modell singularly uproots standard sonic hierarchies of techno production, crisp static as forceful as his beats, a provocation of rhythm and noise. Unceasing in its fast tempo, “Jade” is trademark Tresor business – the seismic sub-sonics underpin a momentous drive, with reverberated vocal inflections disfiguring warped, dancing materials. “Scrawler” is upfront and direct, a slamming groove and swaying chords diffusing ethereality. Enter vast chambers of smeared minimalism.
Where Modell’s recent releases had indicated a priority for ambient sounds, this new album extends Modell’s essential vision within techno. Closing track “Air-Port” shows Modell at his most crucial best – an ethereal colossus of sub-bass weight and morphing geometry.

Cover Artwork.

Artist. Rod Modell
Title. Captagon
Label. Tresor Berlin.
Release date. June 14, 2019
Format. Vinyl, Digital


A1. Triangulation
A2. Reiki
B1. Riga
B2. Jade
C1. Tracer
C2. Scrawler
D1. Qurra
D2. Air-Port




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