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Synapsis-018

1.16.18

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Number 018 is a collaboration between Christopher Rau & Hakim Murphy. During the many times that they have met, the topic of politics always came up in conversation. With all the problems in the world, the title of the 12” was formed: Geopolitical Problems Yet to be Solved. This four track EP symbolizes the differences of the world culture’s with its diverse track selection. Liquid synths, bouncing percussion, and variety of feels really describe this project. The problems of the world will never be solved but this is their take on what the problems sound like.

Sad Rain///The sounds of liquid arp lines begin the project, quickly joined by the percussion and gaining steam as the lines continue to evolve. More and more melodies join the synth storm, and slowly a new section makes it way to the front as the percussion drops out. The morphing arp lines continue to modulate until another section of arp lines makes its way to the front. This tune sounds utterly like the forever changing nature of a storm.

The Old Purple One///A heavy kick drum begins the tune in a banging fashion that is quickly joined with percussion. Surprisingly the whole feel of the tune changes into a deep moment in time. Two melodies are rocking with a broken beat style kick drum. The chord progression is longing and dreamy. Meanwhile the percussion is echoing with much reverb. The tune moves in and out of consciousness as the the elements play with each other. This one is for the green tree heads.

Ja Logo///Bouncing rhythms begin the B side with toms that move up and down. The percussion comes in slowly, establishing itself as the heart of the tune. Changes in feels and moods as the tom drum line takes over the focus of the tune. Then later the first acid line joins in the mix and more percussion fills up the arrangement. After an more obvious acid line enters changing the complexion of the tune. The tune rocks until the end with the elements coming and going in a playful manner.

Single Cell Organism///909 percussion begins as the record ends. The tune grooves up and down as it flows forward in motion. The synthed out hits fit nicely around the pumping bass line. All of this is intro for the nitrogen like arp line that serves as the main them of the song. This line modulates grabbing the attention of the ear, letting one to get lost in a daze. With all the elements present, the tune creates an electric feeling that will rock dance floors.

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Synapsis-017

12.6.17

Dream Scoring - Cinematic Panoramas

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Another collaboration is on deck as 017 from Hakim Murphy and HEAR. Dream Scoring is up with a three track 12” titled Cinematic Panoramas. These tunes create different feels; two that are more straight up dance tunes and one with a flipped out disco vibe. This is the second 12”, following up the psychedelic Image of a Myth on Naissance Music as they continue with their moments of time scoring theme.

Discreet Floor///The project begins with a running drum loop with gradually added percussion and suddenly a synth line appears. The modulating line goes up and down, meanwhile a second drum percussion sound joins the fray. The interplay of the elements continue the momentum that kicked off from the start. The tunes continues to keep the groove while subtle changes to the percussion and more obvious synth modulations. The energy of this tune is non-stop like running a race.

Popeyes Spinach///A tripped out baseline, melody, and arpeggiation begins this tune. Reverb is drowning the chords in the background as the percussion moves back in forth. Disco from outer space describes the sound, there are many different things happening in this piece causing sensory overload. The effects keep going as the melody and kick holds it all together. This tune should be used when you or the crowd is on that level of deepness.

Milky Brain///The b side features a 10 minute tune that bumps. The clap and toms delay as the percussion builds up. Really two tracks in one as a synth line repeats and the percussion is the main focus of the tune. Then a true melody line comes in to rock as a baseline pumps in the low frequency register. There is playful interaction between the percussion and the synth lines. Later a vocoder drops in stating “The box will be jacked”, adding to continuous motion that is a relentless onslaught of waveforms that is 10 minutes long.

Synapsis-015

1.10.16

 

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Synapsis-015 comes to you from a deep house soldier from Limerick, Ireland. Frawl drops 3 tunes that are slow, deep, and burn like a nicely rolled blunt. The tunes will appeal to the beatdown heads who get into the momentous track flow and maximum sound design. There are plenty of delays, echoes, and reverbs here with subtle arrangement techniques in his release called Randy Spirit EP.

Smash Take///The vinyl begins with some slowed down sounds that lead into a chord progression and pitched down vocals. The house feeling is deep in this one as the kick drops out and the tune begins to gain energy with a crash symbol creating movement before a hihat comes in to create maximum momentum. The slow vocals makes more appearances as the chord progression continues to move its way around accompanied by sparse synth stabs.

Watkins///The B side starts with crunchy deep drums and an erie sparse melody line. The kick drops out and then another percussion instrument comes in and as the melody synth becomes more frequent. The delay effect is helping to rock the beat, as time go by the tune builds and builds, the synth gains more energy and suddenly toms become a bass line. Deeper we go into the rabbit hole as one’s head begins to bounce, then a change in notes bring relief to the tension, and then we are back where we started.

The Treaty Beat///The project ends with some effects, a synth melody, and percussion that beats for a while to get the groove going. The full melody comes in subtly as the back beat continues to hit. Then the melody lines take over the main focus for a while and then a nice B section of chords come in to slightly change the complexion of the tune, and rides out until the A section makes a brief appearance at the end.

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3.27.15

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CPH Sessions is up next as Synapsis-014, this project was formed in back on the summer of 2012. A collaboration was born, Hakim Murphy & Rev S., Rev S. aka Samuel André Madsen is a Danish producer who has made quite a name for himself and his various aliases since we first started out collaboration with his label Delaphine and releases across a span of European and American labels.

CPH Sessions deep pads, long melodic phrases, and super rhythmic drum program describes what happened from the sessions. Let us get to the music and hear the waveforms:

Booming System///Classic drums begin as a melody line starts as the focus with moving percussion backing it up. Claps become the focus and set up the plush synth stabs, melodies, and harmonies to follow. Slowly the tones began to brighten the tune as time moves forward the tones become more intense. A distinct feel overcomes a listener, who can decide what it is they feel. The tune then breaks down into the percussion and rocks out to the end with playful arrangement.

Tryout///Percussions starts as the kick thuds like someone kicked a sack of potatoes. A clap syncopates and leads into the harmony line. The toms create a bass line followed by a melody line. The tunes joins forces as the chords filter and the melody comes in and out. Liquid sounds is a great adjective as the tune progresses the feel is vast like the loneliness of the ocean. Deepness comes through as the thuds and hits become more complex one may find themselves humming the chord progression.

Sarah Aron Melkisedek///Longing chord melody begin a long chord phrase coupled with percussion. Later a banging bass line with the slightest bit of noise joins in as the melody starts it phrase over. Backup synth lines come to the forefront for a while to change up the emotion, clearing the tune up like fog in the night. Yet the fog of emotions return as the chords end the tune.

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11.10.14

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The term House has undergone many changes since its inception so many years ago. Splintering into many genres, deep house is born, also obscured throughout the years and really the one description should be; music that resonates with a listener’s soul.

Synapsis-013 holds true, in my opinion Miltiades laced up four tracks in whole named Outermost Sensitive Paranoia that combine textures of pads, rhythms, and arrangement that you will feel deep within your belly button.

d0.5u///The journey begins through a chord progression combined with shuffling percussion as the beats pulsates. More percussion joins, and the bass line comes to fill up the rhythm. Deep and warm the tune comes to life as the bass slowly modulates, the chords sing, and the kick drops out to introduce the synth stabs that rock as the last added element to the tune. Super deep!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkPIvQwVl6Q

outermost sensitive paranoia///Track two starts with more shuffling drums and syncopated pad lines. The broken beat creates and irregular feel that is equaled out when the bass line comes in. Later more synths lines join as the droning pad pulsates in the background. Creating a paranoia effect, causing heads bouncing and subtle twitches of the ear drums that feels most sensitive.

outpostofmercy///Side b starts with low frequency syncopated chord strikes and a crunchy kick drum. The kick drum takes over the attention and the rhythm commences to build with the percussion. More synths surprise the melee, and continue to beat as the synths sound until the end.

parrhesia///Ending the project, jumping kick patterns quickly begin as a chord progression strikes with deep intent. Intent that slightly changes as the the progressions opens up with more notes, meanwhile the track picks up intensity, staying steady and later an additional synth line comes in to modulate and pulsate over the top of the chords. Solid deepness is a great adjective for this tune.

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1.4.14

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Murph Tone Jack Session Remixes have come up, I was planning to do a remix vinyl for at least a year. And finally the opportunity came up for me to get four reinterpretations from Chicago producers Chicago Skyway, G. Marcell, Ike Release, and Steven Tang. Their contributions expand the Jack Session with deep and rhythmic tunes that will rock from warehouse to boats.

Chicago Head (Chicago Skyway Remix)///The remix 12″ begins with hihats, melodies, and a train trip that explores the jack. Bouncing melodies accompany a story about life perceptions. The subtlies of the beats showcases Skyway’s drum programming.

Tender B (G. Marcell Tender Touch Remix)///The A side ends with classic G. Marcell percussion and drowning pads. Meanwhile the chords move in the background as a secondary broken kick pattern comes forth. The tune slowly builds and breaks as the kick drum pulsates.

Technicals (Ike Release Remix)///The B side begins with squelchy bass lines and some Murph Tone percussion sounds. Re-triggered percussion move around as the bass line continues to to tap the frequency spectrum to emotive rawness.

Tender B (Steven Tang Remix)///Ending the 12″ is a deep house jam that has the chord sound changed with a new bassline and string melody. Nice and deep is this tune.

Subtleties in music inspired the jack session album as the remixes follow this same ethos.  This is the conclusion of the  Murph Tone Jack Session.

Murph Tone Jack Session I

Murph Tone Jack Session II

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Synapsis Records Radio

9.20.13

Synapsis Records Radio

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Synapsis Records Radio is born via Mixcloud to feature mixtapes from artist of Synapsis Records. Everyone on Synapsis has skills on the decks or the live PA. Spreading the music that we love, the label embarks on listening adventures from the roster that includes guests from the past, present, and future.

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Hakim Murphy