Most of us will never have the opportunity to go to outer space, but the sci-fi atmosphere of Damon Wild‘s new album, Cosmic Path, can at least give us a sense of what if would be like.
Cosmic Path will be released on Infrastructure, run by Damon’s long-time friend Dave Sumner, best known as one of techno’s true underground heroes, Function, marking Damon’s first album in 13 years.
This release also marks 21 years since Function released his first EP on Damon’s imprint, Synewave, adding a sort of cosmic serendipity to the album. Scheduled for a December 8th arrival “Cosmic Path ” will feature 15 tracks via the CD version, and 11 on double-vinyl.
Old schoolers may recognise “Space Race,” a 1998 track and the only track previously released by Wild that was published on his Synewave label under the moniker Nitevision. Additionally Sumner, who’s also crafted a Function edit for the vinyl release, says “Space Race” “was inspired by the view I had from my [Manhattan] studio, -“Damon was coming by nearly every day. I’ll never forget the day he came by after making it and playing it as we looked out over the city.”
Damon and Function’s relationship dates back to 1991 at Lord Michael’s Future Shock, Limelight, New York City – when Damon was running EXperimental Records via Northcott Productions. At the time, he first saw something in Dave and added him to Brand X, a record pool run by Moneypenny. But their bond is based around a period 5 years later when Dave had an apartment above Rogue Music at 251 West 30th Street in Midtown, Manhattan. It was during this time Damon developed him as a Synewave artist and released his first EP as Function in the Fall of 1996 – catalog number; SW-24, material that continues to endure long-running success following Functions recent retrospective Recompiled I/II release featuring aforementioned music taken from labels Synewave and Sandwell District in a mixture of released and unreleased tunes published on A-TON.
Experience the universe with the otherworldly sounds of Cosmic Path by Damon Wild, coming to you December 8th from Infrastructure.
04. Distant Carrier
07. Start Point
13. Unstable Space
14. Dining On Jupiter
15. Fridays Orbit (CD Mix)