BS285 Motion Control: Blåmuggost

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Motion Control:
Blåmuggost

Format: Digital single
Label: Beatservice Records
Catalogue number: BS285-1
Release date: 16. aug 2024

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Blåmuggost


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'Blåmuggost' was made in connection with Motion Control's live show at the club Blå in Oslo at Beatservice Records's 5th anniversary in 1999, the track has remained a hidden treasure until now. Combining an EBM engineered bassline and robo-disco undertones, cascading claps meet with rapid fire synth squelches for a peak time hit of interplanetary body music.


Motion Control:
Blåmuggost EP

Format: Digital EP
Label: Beatservice Records
Catalogue number: BS285
Release date: 27. sep 2024

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Blåmuggost

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Hjul

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Hysj

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Conga Ambience


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Celebrating 30 years in an industry that fluctuates as much as the music industry is a no mean feat. One of Norway's finest electronic record labels Beatservice Records marks this massive milestone by unveiling a special EP taking four tracks from Motion Control's treasured back catalogue, that have never been released until now.

Bergen's Oddgeir Hvidsten started out releasing music as part of the ambient trio Neural Network in the mid '90s. A desire to create more rhythm-oriented productions developed and alongside fellow Neural Network member, Lars Kristian Sande, the Motion Control moniker was born.

Their early releases were heavily influenced by the pioneering Detroit techno greats, with the first EPs on Universal Code and subsequent 'Digits' album on Beatservice Records in '98 housing a swell of melodic, future-facing techno. Their sound then leaned into the realms of disco-infused house for the follow-up album 'Groove Tool'.

Taking four unreleased tracks from their archives, the EP kicks off with 'Blåmuggost'. Made in connection with Motion Control's live show at the club Blå in Oslo at Beatservice Records's 5th anniversary in 1999, the track has remained a hidden treasure until now. Combining an EBM engineered bassline and robo-disco undertones, cascading claps meet with rapid fire synth squelches for a peak time hit of interplanetary body music.

Next, 'Hjul' rotates your brain. A percussive techno, head scrambler that fuses crunched snares, dizzying synth loops and pulsating bass grooves.

Take to the flip to find a deeper side to Motion Control's material. 'Hysj' is an introspective, space-age dwelling, synapse-firing cut full of sweeping strings, interlocking percussive touches and cosmic top lines. Mood setting, spell casting brilliance.

Closing out the EP, the pace lowers for an intergalactic downtempo number titled 'Conga Ambience'. Grooving chillout electronics, laced with bouncing arps, modulating pads and metallic drum hits. This track is a homage to the eerie, shaky analogue sounds of the late 1970s.


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