Frederic Robinson: 'Mixed Signals' LP (out 14th Oct on BMTM)

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  1. blumarten

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    'Mixed Signals' - the debut album from Frederic Robinson
    Release date: 14th Oct 2013
    Format: Digital / CD / Vinyl
    Label: Blu Mar Ten Music

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    CD or Vinyl with free mp3s: http://www.blumarten.com/shop
    iTunes: http://bit.ly/iTunesMixedSignals
    ...and all the other usual places.

    10-minute album sampler:


    Following two stunning singles, prodigiously talented producer and composer Frederic Robinson is set to drop his debut album, ‘Mixed Signals’, on Blu Mar Ten Music on 14th October. The album is the culmination of over a year’s work and a lifetime of musical obsession for Robinson, comprising of a series of intricately crafted and delicately emotive tracks exploring a forward-thinking electronic vision, which he describes as "music for the listener with a broad horizon and a short attention span”.

    Over its eleven tracks, ‘Mixed Signals’ gives Robinson the canvas to showcase the full breadth of his talents like never before. Amalgamating the many influences that inform his productions, from drum & bass and electronica to contemporary classical composers, ‘Mixed Signals’ is a brilliantly crafted and coherent artistic statement that draws upon his talents as a classically trained multi-instrumentalist as well as an electronic producer. Filled with light and shade, impact and intricacy, ‘Mixed Signals’ is much more than a drum & bass record or a collection of club tracks; this is an album in the truest sense of the word.

    Built from a collage of acoustic and electronic elements, Robinson’s music is a dense patchwork of skittering rhythms, found sound and lush instrumentation, which harnesses a compelling emotional draw as much as it does an undeniable dance floor energy. Both immediate and nuanced, ‘Mixed Signals’ is a brilliant balance of contrasts.

    The sweeping drama of previous single ‘Theme Park’ opens the album, remaining as fresh and brilliantly unique as ever, while ‘Off Topic’ and ‘Bloom’ featuring Stray both also provide familiar touchstones, exploring esoteric manifestations of 170 bpm’s outer possibilities. Three vocal tracks are scattered throughout the tracklist, with the soft, otherworldly tones of Melanie Robinson providing an entry point to Robinson’s world of broken percussion and wandering melodies.

    Elsewhere, ‘Vamp Till Ready’ balances rich string orchestration against a wave of skittering percussion and ‘Shut’ offers an expansive beauty in its naïve, dreamlike melodies. ‘Particles’ showcases an innate understanding of drum & bass constructs, warping tight breaks and deep bass against bold blasts of colour while the eponymous track explores a playfully off-kilter and delicately nuanced downtempo vision, before the album is played out on wave of hazy melodies and light-footed rhythms with closer ‘Static Float’.

    ‘Mixed Signals’ provides the broad canvas that Robinson thrives in painting with his sprawling musical influences and complex arrangements, and the results are phenomenal. The album is a masterpiece in dance floor escapism from a talent whose career is undoubtedly in the ascendant.

    ‘Mixed Signals’ tracklist:
    1. Theme Park
    2. The Brightest Things (ft. Melanie Robinson)
    3. Vamp Till Ready
    4. Shut
    5. Particles
    6. Rain (ft. Melanie Robinson)
    7. Bloom (ft. Stray)
    8. Mixed Signals
    9. Off Topic
    10. Secret (ft. Melanie Robinson)
    11. Static Float

    For more info on Blu Mar Ten Music visit:
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    For more info on Frederic Robinson visit:
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    http://www.youtube.com/fredericrobinson
     
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  2. Matty28

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    Really excited about this one, will be bagging when I have some $$$ and it goes up on Surus :)
     
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    Excellent! Will bag the Vinyl & CD tomorrow.
     
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    Been looking forward to this for a while now. Pure class :thumbsup:
     
  6. blumarten

    blumarten Well-Known Member

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    just got home to finished copies and they look great. Vinyl has all 11 tracks on it by the way.
    Only 250 copies available so grab now or forever stfu - www.blumarten.com/shop

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    love it, will grab the vinyl. thats not only on surus is it?

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    no it's in all the usual places, but as you probably know if you buy vinyl from surus you get all the mp3s with it free
     
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    hoping my record shop gets it, the shipping is always killing my wallet and there's still so many albums coming out this year >_<
     
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    Just bagged a copy. Sounding brilliant. Loving his sound at the moment!
     
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    cheers,

    just ordered mine at h-a-b.org
     
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    fuuz3r KRISTJAN V

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    when i first listened to the clips i didn't know what to think of this. i was like wtf is this ...lol this is funny - like kids videogame soundtrack music or something. but then i gave this some thought and listens and i think it's really complex and uplifting piece of music - i can already see myself putting this piece of wax on the tt in the morning while doing my routines. really nice. gonna bag a copy.
     
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    Does Frederic have any uk shows booked? must be incredible to hear this stuff live
     
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    just got my copy today, loving the album ! !!
     
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    For the first time ever we've created a repress due to sheer level of demand.
    I've added 100 copies of Frederic Robinson's astounding debut LP, 'Mixed Signals' to our store: bmt.dj/MixedSignalsLP.
    • This repress is exclusive to us and not available anywhere else in the world
    • All vinyl purchases include a CD and WAV & MP3 copies of all tracks
    • All CD purchases include WAV & MP3 copies of all tracks
    • Only available while stocks last
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    On thisssss
     
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  20. blumarten

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    a quarter of them have already gone since posting this