Radians is an album by Coppice Halifax that has undergone many iterations and transformations since its original recording sessions were completed in 2011. Somewhat ironically, these transformed versions of Radians (Reflector on Entropy Records, Hallex and Red Sand at Contemporary Vision) have all been released before Radians itself - this was partially due to the nature of the project (differences in label release schedules, waiting on remixes to be completed, and so on) but in some way it has worked in the album's favor by way of referencing something that does not yet exist, creating a sort of mythology about it.
Musically, Radians is four original pieces of organic Halifaxian techno, mutated and overgrown in the usual fashion. Meticulously decorated with textures, noises and all manner of analog depth, while still sporting vibrant rhythmic structures, dubby basslines, paint-spatter chords and tape-saturated drones, these four works fit well alongside other CH albums such as Narcotic Months and Dusk Versions. Complementing the originals are four remixes - presented in an inverted sequence so that the album unfolds itself in a reverse motion - by Ohrwert, Contemporary Vision, Emi Ono and a particularly deep rework of Melipal by Coppice Halifax. So the symmetry of Radians is complete, with a full eighty-minute album packed tightly onto a CD-R, and packaged minimally in a black cardboard jacket with stickers.
released December 21, 2012
Written and produced by Brian Grainger - Except #5: Written by Brian Grainger / Produced & Remixed by Contemporary Vision, #7: Written by Brian Grainger / Produced & Remixed by Ohrwert, #8: Written by Brian Grainger / Produced & Remixed by Emi Ono. Mastered by The Analog Botanist. Tracks #1-4 recorded at Botany Bay, 2011, track #6 rebuilt at Botany Bay, Summer 2012. This is Recycled Plastics number RP4.