• Relapse EP

    Steven Tang as Obsolete Music Technology 12".

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Number 003… Keeping the hot vinyl press churning is the 3rd edition of Machining Dreams by way of the Relapse EP by Obsolete Music Technology. Following on the heels of “The Verged Sessions” on Aesthetic Audio and his track, “Past Virtue” from the various artists’ compilation, Generator: Broadcast In Hi-Tech on Generator Records, Steven Tang of Emphasis Recordings goes into “Relapse” through his alter ego on this brand new 12” release.

This 12” single expresses some serious Chicago mojo, in that the crafting of the tunes fits quite right into the ethos of the Windy City, but in Tang’s unique way, destroying any preconceived notions of what the “Chicago” sound is or was; depending on your point of view. Nevertheless, the music raises deep emotion, touching you subconsciously through his signature instrumentation of warm synth pads, lush strings, and rolling bass lines.

As the chosen pseudonym may suggest, obsolete (outdated) technology was used to create this music. Yet, “Relapse” sounds current and timeless at the same time. Can we really believe that ONLY old instruments were used to materialize this work? Frankly it is insane to believe, but being this insane is good; in that you are in bliss and cannot explain what happened upon your eardrums. Go forth into the world of Obsolete Music Technology and experience firsthand a classic sound circa 2010…


released December 15, 2010

Produced, written, and arranged by Steven Tang.



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