John Tejada "Subdivided" - XLR8R

John Tejada "Subdivided"

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This slice of incredibly sophisticated techno comes to us from veteran producer John Tejada's new full-length, Parabolas (artwork above), which sees its release today via the renowned Kompakt imprint. Although he's done his share of experimentation and folded any number of new characteristics into his productions over the years, "Subdivided" still sounds quintessentially Tejada. The intricately composed melodies, the meticulous building of elements, and the crisp, futuristic sheen—it all sounds so wonderfully familiar and still like something that only he would be able to conjure up. Said to have approached the album with a want "to experiment with some longer phrases again and to step away from the analog sequencers more and get back to using my hands to create the melodies," Tejada's latest LP can officially be branded as "hand-crafted" techno, and "Subdivided" is just one fine example of the intriguing balance he's found between artistic expression and time-honed craftsmanship. You can hear the whole thing for yourself, as well as read some comments from Tejada about his new record, here.

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