Alex Egan's complete work as 'The Draughtsman' finally available on 2x12" coloured vinyl!
Following its digital release on Marketing Music, London/Lisbon label How The Other Half Lives has licensed the '1694 EP' - featuring all six original tracks alongside incredible remixes from Roman Flügel, Cosmo Vitelli and Tim Paris - for a limited vinyl run. As an added bonus, a brand new Daniel Avery remix - exclusive to this vinyl edition - tops off the collection.
The '1694 EP' has already received strong support: Ivan Smagghe selected Cosmo Vitelli's remix of 'Geschmacklos' for his 'A Walk In The Woods With...' Tsugi mix CD, Erol Alkan featured the original version on his BBC Radio '6 Mix' show and The Glimmers went as far to declare 'Geschmacklos' "the best track in the world" in a recent interview with Brain Magazine. Trevor Jackson, Michael Mayer, Joakim, Ewan Pearson, Optimo, Âme, Tim Sweeney, Duke Dumont and many more have also been particularly taken with the originality and diversity showcased on the EP.
Tim Paris describes the project: "Time is at the centre of The Draughtsman’s music. It shifts genre and references a variety of different periods of musical history: the initial inspiration for the project - which is easy to discover if you seek it - is an ambitious cinematic vision released in 1982 yet set in Baroque 1694. But skip ahead and closer to us for these six original tunes from Alex reveal the width and depth of his musical knowledge as the record explores almost all those modern genres we love to advocate at Marketing Music: from Disco to New-Wave and Electronica, House, Italo and Techno… This is undoubtedly the most ambitious project of the label to date."
Mastered and cut by Lupo at Dubplates & Mastering in Berlin, pressed onto double transparent dark green vinyl and packaged in a deluxe full colour sleeve, How The Other Half Lives is proud to present The Draughtsman's vision in its entirety.
Published: 6th December 2012