Guero Variations

by Warmdesk

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10th Anniversary Digital Reissue of 2003 album originally released on Deluxe Records.

"...Guero Variations' deepest pleasures exist below the dancey machinations: Selman's quirky palette of vivid percussive timbres makes musique concrete detritus shimmy and shake with glee." -Dave Segal, Portland Mercury

"It might be the same song nine times over, but it's just nine times more pleasure. A very tasty little release and another win for used records everywhere." -Olli Siebelt, BBC

"It's easy to forget the music's academic origins as one winning bassline after another are topped with shimmering keyboards and eerie piano samples. The sonic palette is fairly limited, but Warmdesk's keen sense of melody makes the album work for those interested in the technique that produced it and anyone who appreciates well-done minimal tech-house." -David Jefferies, Allmusic

Original Presser:
A brand new album of inspired electronic/techno sounds from Chicago's WILLAM SELMAN (aka WARMDESK). Based on the piece "Guero" by German composer Helmut Lachenmann, Guero Variations is made almost completely with sounds from the piano—using recordings from several piano interiors—but without actually playing the keys. Free-flowing glissando and percussive sounds are shaped into hypnotic, rhythmic patterns, using lots of computer-based processing, wave table synthesis and the occasional synth sound. Nine tracks recorded with deft precision and attention to detail that never lose their underlying soulful warmth.

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released March 21, 2003

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William Selman, warmdesk Portland, Oregon

William Selman is a Portland-based producer. 2014 has been a busy year for Selman, with releases on HAUSU MOUNTAIN and Digitalis LTD . Selman’s dynamic synth performances encompass throbbing bass rhythms, hallucinatory effects manipulation, and drifting lead voices derived from the ambient/drone tradition – all filtered through intricate digital processes and looping systems. ... more

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