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Bedouin Ascent Appreciation Thread

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http://www.no-immortal.com/artists/bedouin/bedouin.html
 
http://www.thewire.co.uk/in-writing/essays/global-communication_the-black-dog_bedouin-ascent_sahko_new-complexity-techno
 
In my opinion, one of the most underrated electronic musicians EVER.  The unique rhythms, intricate programming, and multilayered tracks are pretty singular for the early 90s techno era.  He recently put a great track on the Touched 3 comp, but has released very little since 2001. That being said, he is still running his mailorder (link above), where is is still selling some original LPS + CDrs of lesser known stuff.  Also really down to earth human being.
 
I would stack up his "Music for Particles" album against most any other from this era. Plus the rave he was creating as "Young Free Radical" from '89-'91 still sounds fresh today.

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I apologize for my crappy imbedding skills  :mellow:

 

 

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Whoa weird, I started a topic with the same exact title over 3 years ago haha. Took a minute to find it, but weird coincidence.

 

https://forum.watmm.com/topic/81984-bedouin-ascent-appreciation-thread/

 

At any rate, yes 100% agree. His first 3 EP's on Rising High are my favorite things on the label besides Vibert. Some extremely creative early drum programming. Wish he'd make some sort of return! He's had a track on Touched 3 though, so maybe there's hope yet.

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Throwin up my favorites:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7inz8ho9cyI

First track off his first release - mega chill vibes, still sound fresh. 

 

One of his compilation appearances, which to me are some of his best tracks. Some crazy intricate beats and spacey pads on this one.

 

Off of one of the excellent Further Self Evident Truths comps alongside exclusive old Vibert shit. I believe it was also called 'Waveboy' on a later EP of his.

 

Same as above, off another Further Self Evident Truths. Maybe his most Wagon Christ-y track. Could easily pass for early Vibert.

 

From 2001, title track off his last solo release. Always loved the progression of this one, still seems very 90's in execution, might've gotten passed over at the time with all the crazy next level shit coming out of Rich, Tom, BoC, Autechre, etc. Looking back though I really wish he would've keep releasing stuff in this vein. 10/10

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Bump for those of you who have yet to get into this incredible artist. 
 


 

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