Boomkat Product Review:
Fathoms deep dub techno from Radius, aka the darkest alias of Stephen Hitchell (Echosace, Variant). Dwelling at ocean floor depths, the series’ ‘0/3’ volume sees Radius return to zero in three durational works tilting well over 1 hour total. Let’s say there are no surprises, but it does frame some of Hitchell’s starkest, driven gear between the range-finding dub chords and organically sloshing FX envelopes of the 21’ first part, and a superb mid-section recalling Rhythm & Sound at their most supine, waterlogged, and ultimately a starkly funereal 32’ tract of barely there bass inference and floating tones from the artist’s top shelf.
"This marks the final installment of Radius's "Interpolation Tapes" series, re-mastered in Echospace. All previously unreleased material culled from the Echospace vaults, these masters were one of the first Demo Tapes of the Radius project and where many of the sound sources for the series were conceived.
We've spent months doing our best to restore the old tapes from our Tascam 688, an 8 track cassette recorder purchased and abused since 1992 and to our ears still sounds quite impressive even by modern standards. We've had nearly every component replaced and re-calibrated to bring this obsolete machine back to life, it's been a truly nostalgic experience re-visiting and redesigning these masters. The first mix is an unreleased version rewired and reshaped by the cv313 project, taking cues from the original source material and developing it into an ocean of analogue bliss."