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MP3 Architektur - Travelogue

The debut album by Downbeat stalwart and taste-maker, Architektur, featuring an eclectic mix of Classical, Swing & Jazz inspired Downbeat and Dub.

11 MP3 Songs in this album (41:47) !
Related styles: ELECTRONIC: Down Tempo, ELECTRONIC: Dub

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Since 2000, NY-D.C.-Chicago transplant, Architektur has played Downbeat and Dub in cities from Cabo San Lucas, Mexico to Vienna, Austria. Now residing in Austin, Architektur recently released his debut album, Travelogue, on Burning Bowl Records. The disc features remixes by The Waz Experience (Vienna Scientists) and Canartic (Dank Disk).

Architektur has composed music for film and television, including his award winning score for the documentary "Lady Titans: A Title IX Victory". Architektur hosts the Downbeat radio program "Passport", which has featured exclusive interviews with Gotan Project, Rootz & Zeebo of Thievery Corporation, Rodney Hunter, Canartic, Bitter:Sweet and General Electrics, among others.

Architektur also compiled the CD "Musik For Film" (Burning Bowl Records), which features "Downbeat" from many of the genres premier artists including: Rootz & Zeebo of Thievery Corporation (See-I), Rick Torres of the Supreme Beings Of Leisure and Bitter:Sweet (Lazy), Portishead contemporaries Sin, Jamie Saft of John Zorn''s Masada, Professor Oz featuring Sugar B of Kruder & Dorfmeister''s G-Stone and NuJazz pioneers Xploding Plastix, among 17 heavy hitters ...


"Travelogue" requires multiple listens to even begin to appreciate the depths of its treasures. Rather than falling into the familiar reggae-inspired vibe of much dub (though this album isn''t without that influence), there is a much more ambient and experimental approach here. Yet the atmosphere conjured doesn''t alienate the less adventurous listener - for the palpable mood is the very thing that envelopes the happy hearer of Architektur''s mesmerizing release. Waves of stylishness wash across the listener, with many shifts and surprises along the way. "Travelogue" is also sample-heavy, with odd bits of dialogue and verbage only adding to the curious resonance of this compelling album. Four and a half stars.
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- Erdem Tunakan (Cheap Records)

"DJ Architektur played the dreamiest, trippiest music I''d heard in many moons"
- Stephen MacMillan Moser (Austin Chronicle)

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