One of Europe’s key figures in the drum and bass music scene of the 2000s – Sunchase – returns with his long-awaited album on Kashtan, a newly launched label from Ukraine, on 1st of December 2020.
Sunchase had numerous singles on such cult labels like Moving Shadow, Metalheadz and Hospital Records and after 10 years he finally returns to the LP format. His second album ‘Timeline’, just like the concept of the label, blurs the boundaries between genres of electronic music, and cannot be assigned to any particular style. The melancholic and abstract sounds give off a sense of reclusiveness, with dubstep and drum and bass rhythms peeking and sometimes breaking through to the surface, yet more often they go deeper, creating room for bass music, dub and even a slight touch of IDM, thus creating a very special state. The album as a whole appears as a voluminous, complete, and aesthetically established piece of work.
The releases of Kashtan will be executed in a rather unusual format: it will be a limited series of collectible packs, including a USB stick with music and additional multimedia content, as well as other materials. These packs can later be collected into a catalog. Also, the LP will be released digitally on Kashtan’s Bandcamp page and all other known online stores.
Kashtan Records (Kyiv, Ukraine) 2020
written and produced by Alexander Pavlenko
mastering by Alexander Pavlenko at 22:22 studio
design by Dmytro Goreniuk
picture by massa+
- 31.90 €
2020 repress, full picture gatefold cover, sealed.