Distance Vision

A 13 track new wave album (50m 26s) — released February 12th 2021 on Diskotopia

We at Diskotopia are extremely proud to officially kick-start our 10th anniversary year with an exciting new LP from label co-founder BD1982. Distance Vision is Brian Durr's most realized project from conception to completion, a sonorous work that fully encapsulates decades of listening, learning, and experimenting with disparate genres, instrumentation, and production techniques.

Inspired by the varying global cultural beliefs on life, death, and reincarnation visited in Colin Wilson's 1971 book The Occult: A History, Distance Vision is a spiritually contemplative album that marks quite a sonic departure from the tribalist warehouse soul of Durr's key releases to date. BD1982's signature rhythmic sensibilities are still an important feature — thanks in part to maintaining an MPC-centered workflow — but with this release, Durr has incorporated more original vocals and live instrumentation, including zither-family kantele and psaltery.

The result is a carefully crafted sound of greater emotional depth and scope; psychedelic atmospherics of ethereal wave and shoegaze clash with industrial and classic-dub-reggae textures, all spread across a substructure of skewed proto-techno and machine-funk pulses.

This is by far the best and most complete project that BD1982 has yet to release. With its cerebral and palindromic narrative, it's an album that exists out of a specific time or place; and although difficult to liken to any specific single release, it will appeal to fans of Arthur Russell, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Cocteau Twins, A.R. Kane, Rainer Veil, Forest Swords, Jay Glass Dubs, and Young Echo alike.

Excellent touches on ambient, shoegaze, dub, techno and industrial. - Resident Advisor

Where BD1982 has previously been inspired by grime and club music, here he’s weaving classic gothic, industrial, and shoegaze influences into his sound. The effect is bleak but gorgeous, with an air of deep introspection. - Bandcamp The Best Electronic Music on Bandcamp: February 2021

BD1982, releases his new, most stylistically complete album to date, reconciling unusual live-recorded instrumentation – including kantele and psaltery – with new age proto-techno chug, wonky ethno-dub, and deconstructed schlub. A glorious album, designed double-take and mystify. - Juno Records Best New Albums February 2021

Distance Vision immediately sets itself apart as something remarkable even within the prolific producer’s broad catalogue. - Inverted Audio

BD1982 kicks off a rickety clockwork melody line that could be the start of a Penguin Café Orchestra workout before sinking it under watery swells of Yen Records synth tics and breathy shoegaze sighs. - The Wire

Drum machines like a stoned Sakamoto / Thomas Dolby jam..... - Dr. Rob Test Pressing

A completely daring and successful transformation. - Miles Opland Bokeh Versions

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