Dream cargoes
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Track List:
1 - Chronopolis
2012 | Produced by TJ Kong & Modular K
2 - The last world of mr goddard
2012 | Produced by TJ Kong & Modular K
3 - Dream cargoes
2012 | Produced by TJ Kong & Modular K
4 - The delta at sunset
2012 | Produced by TJ Kong & Modular K
5 - End-game feat. Edward Capel
2012 | Produced by TJ Kong & Modular K | Saxophone By Edward Capel
6 - Now wakes the sea
2012 | Produced by TJ Kong & Modular K
7 - Studio 5, the stars
2012 | Produced by TJ Kong & Modular K
8 - The sound-sweep
2012 | Produced by TJ Kong & Modular K
9 - Memories of the space age
2012 | Produced by TJ Kong & Modular K
10 - now: zero
2012 | Produced by TJ Kong & Modular K

Dream cargoes by TJ Kong & Modular K

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Release date
16/04/2012

After collaborating on exclusive tracks for the label‘s lovingly-acidic ‚Forward To The Past‘ series, Dutch duo TJ Kong & Modular K prepare to drop their debut full-length, 'Dream Cargoes‘ on Poker Flat.

Having been friends and colleagues in the Dutch electronic scene for well over a decade, the talented pair have so much experience in working on different studio projects, and now come together in this glorious full-length exploration of their vision of house and techno today.

Swathed in lush chords, analog warmth, wandering basslines and classic vintage textures, 'Dream Cargoes‘ looks towards a brighter future over 10 fully considered, expansive tracks, while respectfully paying homage to the past. Playing through as a true electronic album should, with expertly segued transitions between its moods, we are guided from the bright and airy 'Chronopolis‘, with its futuristic synths shining through with great positive vibes, through to the dubby soundscapes of the masterful 'Dream cargoes‘, before being totally ensnared in the multi-timbal journey.

Melody and harmony combine with crisp classic beats as the pair travel through the full electronic spectrum, showing off their talent for arrangements and heartfelt, emotional . 'End-game‘ sees them take on urgent, peak time electronic vibes - freaking and peaking over almost 10 minutes, while some wonderfully constructed downtempo moments pace things out in 'Now wakes the sea‘. The playful ‚'Studio 5, the stars‘, features dramatic strings and wandering bass lines, in powerful contrast to tracks like the edgy Dutch electro of 'Memories of the space age‘, or the captivating final track, 'Now: zero‘, that shimmers around a post-rave groove leading us gently up and then down as the album builds to a close.

The pair are obviously keen archivists of the classic sound of House and Techno, yet the high-end studio lustre, amorous synth work and attention to detail all attest to their desire to continue to stand out well into the future too. Showing their true experience, vision and production expertise in abundance, TJ Kong & Modular K are here to stay with 'Dream Cargoes‘.

 

Press Feedback:
baze.djunkiii / nitestylez.de
 Scheduled for mid-April on Poker Flat Recordings is the debut album of the dutch production duo named TJ Kong & Modular K, a pair of long-time friends that now finally managed to join and collaborate in the studio, serving a longplay piece combining the best of what's to be expected from an electronic music album that is, partly, to be filed under the flag of Intelligent Techno. Homelistening quality meets dancefloor deepness, ambient'ish bits meet casual influences of classic DubTechno, 'troity string arrangements and - as found in the title track - even a glimpse of NeoClassical vs. Balearic are to be discovered on this one. Plus: all tunes are mixed, or better seamlessly blended into each other so there's no cut in the ten track listening experience that is able to take you on a journey for sure. Nice. 
Faze Magazine
 A harmonic journey between techno and house, full of melodies, thick basslines and vintage elements. 
Ibiza Voice
 Contemporarily vintage, with various restrained and pulsating moments of quality alike, it's certainly an intriguing listen.  
Beats and Beyond
 Very credible and highly atmospheric listening experience.  
Raveline
 A highly conclusive album giving you sweetest listening pleasure right from the beginning to the end