Glenn Astro

Purple

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Glenn Astro returns to Tartelet Records with Purple, a four-tracker of minimal slow burners and futuristic dance music, marking the label’s 50th 12-inch release. Since releasing his second album Homespun in late 2020, Glenn Astro has been quietly channeling his funky instincts towards new production approaches. Purple, a four-piece compilation of mutant future-boogie daubed in Rogers-Nelson hues, comes through with emotional heft. It also marks the 50th 12" release for Tartelet Records. “Following up on Homespun, I wanted to try out some more dancefloor- oriented tracks again,” says Glenn Astro. “Keeping it simple and practical, while not being too predictable. I incorporated a lot of modular synth bits and experiments, with ‘Flux’ being an almost exclusively modular-based jam.” Incorporating tricky sound design and fluid structures, Astro’s new lines of enquiry never come at the expense of the groove. From the opening thump of ‘Penduloop’ onwards it’s apparent that his rugged rhythmic kinks are present and correct to hook in the dancers, while the melodic drops later in the track edge in a little melancholic flavour to take the mind somewhere else entirely. On this opening track, the artist explores new territory with his version of early naughties minimal house – a welcome slow burner. The EP title track ‘Purple’ slaps with purpose, not least in the Linn-esque drums and melodic bassline, but it’s a positively dreamy piece which skips on crooked beat formations and floats upwards via a multi-timbral tapestry of yearning synth shapes and robotic vocals. On ‘Out Of Office’ Glenn Astro provides a generous dose of electro nostalgia when he amps up the heavy-hearted feeling with aching string pads and electro-informed machine logic. The track becomes alive with its deep un-synced rhythms and dark bass notes, pushing further into the abyss. ‘Flux’, with its tooly feel, takes the electronic mantra further and sheds light on the source of much of Astro’s new sound palette. Crucially, even in its techiest moments, an irrepressible humanity shines through across Purple. Glenn Astro’s soul is the binding agent which links his early, sample-heavy house to his more explorative new angles, and it comes through in abundance on this fully-formed release.

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Release Date

22.09.2021

Cat No

TART050

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Track 3
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Track 4
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Electronica
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LP
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Homespun Tartelet
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Electronica
LP
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Glenn Astro
21.95 €
Homespun Tartelet
Leftfield
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12"
Glenn Astro
8.95 €
Naturals Tartelet
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Electronica
12"
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Glenn Astro
8.95 €
Naturals Tartelet
Deep House
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12''
Glenn Astro
8.95 €
C.I.W. Tartelet
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House
12''
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Glenn Astro
8.95 €
C.I.W. Tartelet
Deep House
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12"
Glenn Astro
9.95 €
The Taurus EP Mule Musiq
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House
12"
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Glenn Astro
9.95 €
The Taurus EP Mule Musiq
House
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12"
Glenn Astro
9.95 €
Colored Sands / The Re-Issues Big Bait Records
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House
12"
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Glenn Astro
9.95 €
Colored Sands / The Re-Issues Big Bait Records
Deep House
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2-LP
Glenn Astro
16.00 €
Throwback Tartelet
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House
2-LP
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Glenn Astro
16.00 €
Throwback Tartelet
Electronica
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LP
Glenn Astro
21.95 €
Homespun Tartelet
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Electronica
LP
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Glenn Astro
21.95 €
Homespun Tartelet
Cosmic
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LP
Nelson of the East
21.95 €
Kybele Tartelet
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Disco
LP
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Nelson of the East
21.95 €
Kybele Tartelet
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LP
Lotte Kaersa & Graesrodderne
21.95 €
Jubiiilaeum (Reissue) Tartelet
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LP
Lotte Kaersa & Graesrodderne
21.95 €
Jubiiilaeum (Reissue) Tartelet
Boogie
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LP
Space Ghost
24.95 €
Aquarium Nightclub Tartelet
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Disco
LP
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Space Ghost
24.95 €
Aquarium Nightclub Tartelet
Leftfield
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12"
Glenn Astro
8.95 €
Naturals Tartelet
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Electronica
12"
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Glenn Astro
8.95 €
Naturals Tartelet
Deep House
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12''
Nelson of the East (N.O.T.E)
8.95 €
P.A.L EP Tartelet
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House
12''
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Nelson of the East (N.O.T.E)
8.95 €
P.A.L EP Tartelet