Inaugurating the launch of the new LA-based record label Motion Ward comes Brown Irvin. The LA native also is known as the influential and formidable producer AshTreJinkins.
The two tracks that form MW001 venture through warm, moody and dense atmospheres. Irvin's slow- burning productions blur the boundaries between dub techno, house and ambient constructions, utilizing their often minimal and rigid characteristics in a way that keeps the pieces focused yet malleable and unassuming.
Side A begins on a relaxed note with the texturally satisfying and meditative groove of Tone. In contrast, Side B presents the live “jam,” Bay Fog. Here, Irvin continues what he began with side A. Though, he alternatively delivers a much more detached and driving motion full of tape-saturated percussion and growling dynamic melodies, all propel- ling the track towards an emotion that can only be described as strangely comforting. With nods to pillars like Basic Channel and Moodymann, Irvin takes a classic sound and effortlessly pushes it forward with offering simply his own perspective.
released October 27, 2015
Written by: Richard Irvin Brown III
Artwork by: Jesse Sappell
Packaging Design + Layout by: Nathaniel Young
Mastered by: Dietrich Schoenemann