Dave Seaman's prog output moves a step closer to abandoning vinyl completely with its latest unmixed CD of new tracks.
These days Audio Therapy is betting on unmixed CDs of fresh tracks instead of vinyl 12”s. Sure, they’re still releasing vinyl (the label put out five 12”s this year), but the bulk of their output is now finding its way out there on compilations, of which they’ve released three this year alone (‘Across Borders – The Netherlands’, ‘This is Audio Therapy’ and ‘Spring/Summer 2006’.) As record labels feel the pinch, economics must surely must be behind the switch, but Audio Therapy is being upfront about their intentions: "As DJs continue to move away from vinyl (1881-2006 RIP), we believe these CDs will be the main way we deliver music to you for the foreseeable future".
But hang on, before you purists cry into your beers, it looks like they’re not quite ready to abandon the format just yet. Look carefully at the fineprint and you’ll see that the new compilation is also being put out as two limited edition 12"s with a run of just a thousand copies. Enjoy it while it lasts.
'Autumn/Winter 2006' contains ten unreleased tracks from label regulars Stelios Vassiloudis (aka Stel), Oliver Moldan, MK Ultra Project (aka 16 Bit Lolita’s) and emerging artists such as Lewie Day and the rated producer Shlomi Aber, best known for his lush collaboration with Guy Gerber 'Sea of Sand'.
1 Shlomi Aber – Tel Aviv Garden (Shlomi’s Twisted Dub)
2 MK Ultra Project – Gamma Radio (16 Bit Lolita’s Remix)
3 Lewie Day - Striptease
4 Swain & Paris – Tykes Groove (Mindaugelis & Andrius Alien Remix)
5 Oliver Moldan Presents Prawler – Fred’s Kiss
6 Habersham – Where’s My Dub?
7 Pole Folder - Over
8 Nick & John Dalagelis - R2 Units Gone Wild (G Pal’s RR Mix)
9 Stelios Vassiloudis - Teething
10 Sean Quinn – Relentless
Limited Edition 2 X 12” Vinyl
A1. Oliver Moldan Presents Prawler – Fred’s Kiss
A2. Stelios Vassiloudis - Teething
B1. Nick & John Dalagelis - R2 Units Gone Wild (G Pal’s Get There Mix)
B2. Sean Quinn – Relentless
A1. MK Ultra Project – Gamma Radio (16 Bit Lolita’s Remix)
A2. Habersham – Where’s My Dub
B1. Pole Folder - Over
B2. Lewie Day – Striptease
Audio Therapy Autumn/Winter Edition 2006 is released on CD, 2 x 12" vinyl and as a digital download on November 5, 2006.