Dedekind Cut 'Tahoe' 2xLP
Latest ambient work from Fred Welton Warmsley III, formely known as Lee Bannon (hip hop producer and collaborator with Joey Bada$$, Souls Of Mischief, Hieroglyphics, and others). Former albums on labels such as Hospital Productions, Ninja Tune and NON. Northern California electronic producer Fred Welton Warmsley III’s solo work as Dedekind Cut (pronounced “dead-da-ken cut”) has evolved from fractured industrial design into increasingly subdued and sublime ambient meditations across two years of dedicated activity. His second full-length collection, Tahoe - so named after the mountain lake town he now calls home - swells with widescreen grandeur, evoking vistas both inner and outer. There are echoes of his earlier, more tempestuous mode in tracks like MMXIX and Spiral but overall the album skews panoramic and pensive, muted synthetic mists contoured with choral melody, field recordings, and radiant drone. His compositional instincts feel alternately classical, contemporary, and conflicted, befitting an artist whose discography spans labels as divergent as Hospital Productions, Ninja Tune, and NON. Warmsley characterizes Tahoe as a “time peace,” sifting through “the past, the present, future, and fantasy.” Recorded primarily in New York, with additional sessions sourced from Berlin, Cambridge, and Placer County, California.
Catalogue number: KRANK213