747 - The Gate of Life PROMO
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TITLE: THE GATE OF LIFE
LABEL: AQUAREGIA RECORDS
ALBUM - NOV 4, 2019
THE GATE OF LIFE (SINGLE) - OCT 11, 2019
BLOOD MOON RISES (SINGLE) - OCT 25, 2019
FORMAT: DIGITAL, VINYL
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ABOUT THE ALBUM
Ryan Chan aka 747 returns to Canadian imprint Aquaregia Records with his debut full-length album titled ‘The Gate of Life’.
Following the critically acclaimed Paleo series of EPs, Vancouver DJ and producer 747 continues to push boundaries with his debut studio album titled ‘The Gate of Life’. The album, due 4th November 2019, will be released on Aquaregia where 747 signed his first record and has since helped spearhead the hypnotic sonic pathway that the label is known for.
Written over the past year with predominately analog hardware in Vancouver and Berlin, the album draws influences from both cities as it flows between serene soundscapes, techno, and acid to form an introspective collection of music. Over the same period, the tracks have been tried and tested during 747’s bustling live schedule which saw him at some of techno’s highest regarded clubs including Fabric and Rex Club.
‘Shira Ume’ opens the album with wide soundscapes and emotional hooks which flows into ‘Theme from Midnight Express’, a cover of Giorgio Moroder’s cinematic piece that arpeggiates and sweeps throughout. ‘Metal Upa’ then brings in the rhythm with pulsing kicks that feeds into ‘Mystery of Pain’ and its subtle hi-hat pattern before returning to aural bliss with ‘It’s Dangerous to Go Alone (interlude)’.
Acid plucks on ‘Unit-00’ then introduces the second half with album title track ‘The Gate of Life’ sending airy midrange, captivating breaks and locked four-four groove back into the proceedings. ‘Kamé’ bounces off with tight cymbals and floating keys whilst leading to ‘One Last Dance’ that stimulates a Sci-Fi like experience before ‘Blood Moon Rises’ brings back a thudding low-end and classic 303 lines. Finally, ‘Passenger of Time’ gives an emotional, acoustic piano piece that perfectly contrasts the gripping electronic tension when ‘Heavens Arena’ euphorically brings listeners to a place of completion as it fires synths into space.
747 ‘The Gate of Life’ drops on Aquaregia Records on 4th November 2019, singles available from 11th October 2019.