DeepChord Auratones
Rod Modell delivers an impeccably made modern ambient record.

After the German originators Basic Channel, Rod Modell’s DeepChord project is the standard bearer for dub techno. The American producer is a specialist of this atmospheric, ambient type of 4/4, inform…

Influences 01: DeepChord
Rod Modell explores the influences behind his upcoming album.

Influences is a new XLR8R podcast series, of sorts. As many of you know, we run the weekly series and have done so for more than a decade. It was only a few months ago that we celebrated our 500th sub…

Waveform Transmission V2.0-2.9
Rod Modell and Chris Troy return with a classy EP.

London-based ambient-experimental label Astral Industries continue on their trajectory with a lush and expansive double 12″ from Waveform Transmission. Originally a one-off collaboration between…

DeepChord to Release New Soma Records LP
'Auratones' LP is scheduled for October 20 release.

Detroit’s dub techno and ambient expert DeepChord (a.k.a Rod Modell) is releasing a new album, Auratones, on Soma Records. Modell is most widely known for a great number of releases on Soma Reco…

RADION Amsterdam Announces Full ADE 2017 Night Program
Jane Fitz, Gerd Janson, Deepchord, Ben UFO, DJ Nobu, Jay Daniel, and more will all play.

Amsterdam’s RADION has announced its program for ADE 2017, with Jane Fitz, Gerd Janson, Deepchord, Ben UFO, DJ Nobu, and many more leading names set to play. The parties take place over five con…

DeepChord: "I rarely see daylight in my music."
With the new 'Ultraviolet Music,' Rod Modell continues his quest for darkly beautiful places.

“I think every geographic local has a unique vibration. I like places that have a nice majestic feel…I hunt for darkly beautiful places.” Rod Modell, better known as DeepChord, is going into detail ab…

Deepchord Sommer

Many try, but few artists succeed in making music like Rod Modell. The prolific Detroiter has been at work since the mid-’80s, producing a steady output of experimental material that somehow man…

Deepchord Hash-Bar Loops

What is there to say about Deepchord that hasn’t already been said? For close to three decades, the producer and mastering engineer behind the now-solo affair, Rod Modell, has been ably mining t…

Deepchord Vantage Isle Sessions

For those that missed the fleeting vinyl release in 2007, Rod Modell’s Vantage Isle resurfaces on Echospace as a full CD with extra trimmings. Co-piloted by Steven Hitchell (Soultek), Sessions stacks …

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