For the release of ‘Configurations 19’ (out now on the Configurations of Self label) we are delighted to present a Takeover Mix from Alexander Church.
Check it out on the Backseatmafia Soundcloud account below:
Alexander Church: “I produced this mix and went on a long walk across rural landscapes. I find the melodies help me to process my own thoughts and feelings and promote self-care.”
Stefan Smith – Quad – Sapiens Recordings
Unknown – Heard All About It – Not On Label
Nicholas Viana – Resist (Vincenzo Remix) – Be Adult Music
Serious Dancers – Rajiya – Be Adult Music
Alexander Church – To Be Real – Configurations Of Self
Serious Dancers – Nefertiti (Hraach Remix) – Visceral
Alexander Church feat JuSt b – Impulsivity – Configurations Of Self
Teen Days – Modern Compromise – Cascine
Relmer – H20 – Rush Hour
Alexander Church – Rapid Cycling – Life Scripts
Serious Dancers – Quaint & Curious – Be Adult Music
Leap Seconds – Wise Words – Bekool Records
Alexander Church kicks off 2023 with a return to his thought-provoking Configurations of Self
label, again calling upon vocalist Rebekah K to add an extra dimension.
This label has become a superb showcase of Church’s sounds, whether solo or with frequent
collaborator James Welsh. They are complex and challenging in the way they fuse all manner of
electronic genres, but never fail to make an emotional connection. He has been exploring these worlds
since the 90s under a range of aliases and always conveys deep thought in what he does from lush
melodies to brutalist techno. Rebekah K has appeared in Church productions in the past, most recently
with Configurations 17, and once again she adds some vital ingredients to these new cuts.
Exquisite eight-minute opener ‘To Be Real’ is a widescreen track with rich synths and meaningful chords
over a deep rolling beat. The clean, soulful vocals from Rebekah K are given room to breathe and really
resonate in this escapist track. ‘All Gone’ is trip-hop through a cosmic electronic lens, with lurching beats
and glistening star-like synths accompanying the aching and angelic vocals of Rebekah K. It’s another
moving and absorbingly atmospheric piece. Closer ‘Need You’ rolls on deep drums that eventually bristle
with metallic percussion and more astral synth work. As the groove drives on, Rebekah K’s voice shivers
in the airwaves above to bring that all-important human touch. All tracks also come as subtly paired
back and dynamic dubs.
This is another cutting-edge electronic package from Alexander Church.
01 Alexander Church feat Rebekah K – To Be Real
02 Alexander Church feat Rebekah K – To Be Real (Dub)
03Alexander Church feat Rebekah K – All Gone
04 Alexander Church feat Rebekah K – All Gone (Dub)
05 Alexander Church feat Rebekah K – Need You
06 Alexander Church feat Rebekah K – Need You (Dub)
Release Date: 3rd Feb (beatport/sportify), 17th Feb (rest): https://configofself.com/