- Manufactured By – Pirates Press
- Artwork – chaindata.nl*
- Producer, Written-By – Samuel Van Dijk
180 gram black vinyl with printed inner sleeves.
Free download code included.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 4 024572 821395
Multicast Dynamics - Scape
'Scape' is the first LP by Finland based, Dutch born sound architect, Samuel van Dijk. It heralded his new outlet of sonic expression under the alias Multicast Dynamics. Prior to this album Samuel had conquered the deep dub techno landscape with his releases under the name's Mohlao & VC-118A. With Multicast Dynamics he strayed to beat-less territories creating sci-fi ambient soundscapes and deep brooding drones.'Scape' was originally released on cassette tape in 2014 by the mysterious Kaukana Väijyy Ambient label. It received the deluxe vinyl treatment it deserved a year later from the good folks at Denovali who later published four albums by the artist. We here at Quiet Calm came a little late to the party and only discovered his rich sound world after all five albums were released. Deciding to start at the beginning we dove into Scape with the intention of moving quickly through his catalog. Three months later we are still on 'Scape' and really if we were looking for one album that defined Quiet Calm Records it would be this one. Sounding like a stripped back early Loscil LP (or an even earlier lp by Squaremeter) it's subtle bass movements ensure that, when pumped through the right system, a rhythmic meditation will be experienced. It is very difficult to create such minimalism without making the pieces feel like they are lacking something but Samuel Van Dyk has achieved this in spades. The track Valo in particular deserves mention. When I last visited Frankfurt I remember sitting in a pedestrianized area of the city and hearing beautiful birdsong. Upon looking up into the trees I saw no birds but instead little speakers playing recordings of birds. Valo sounds like this scenario but a millennia in the future where these recordings have been mutated through countless repetition and the algorithms morphed into a kind of robot like iteration.
This album with it's sci-fi soundscape backbone hints at so many stories and will keep us firmly in its grip for many months to come.