American Electric is an extension of Diamondstein's October 2019 album, "Reflecting on a Dying Man" - Retold through the work of How to Dress Well, The Album Leaf, Jas Shaw, Maral, and Diamondstein.
The original album's themes of disease, death, loss, and addiction are revisited and revitalized in this collection, with each producer providing their own unique interpretation of Majoy's dynamic electronics. The Album Leaf's remix of "Chemical Valley" puts the song's lyrics in the spotlight, Maral crushes "Rumors of Crime" into a series of brutal takedowns, and How to Dress Well offers a shredding translation of "The Mountaineer" that is equally gorgeous and disquieting. Jas Shaw's bold "13th Floor Mix" creates a constant stream of momentum that maintains its energy effortlessly, just before the new Diamondstein track, "Empty in a Time of Need." The release succeeds in capturing the spirit of Reflecting on a Dying Man while presenting an entirely new experience.
released February 7, 2020
All tracks sourced from Diamondstein's 2019 album "Reflecting on a Dying Man" except Track 4. "Empty in a Time of Need"
Remixes by The Album Leaf, Maral, Jas Shaw, How to Dress Well, and Diamondstein.
Mastered by Rafael Anton Irisarri at Black Knoll Studio, NY
Thank you to NTS Radio and Terrorbird Media
Copyright 2020 Diamondstein
Published by Doom Trip Records
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When ambient has meaning and depth. To me, a clear nod at Blade Runner as my friend siobbaas has once told me. Will be one of the soundtracks of my confinement in these days of pandemic. Gets me out of here waiting on a platform for a Shinkansen bullet train in Japan. Olivier Tison