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Qui 05:55
Qat 06:16
Qin 03:43
Qua 05:01
QCD 05:52
Qis 03:17


The Bristolian producer David Edwards, aka Minotaur Shock, returns to Bytes with Qi, a six-track suite of inventive electronic compositions produced on a single bit of kit.

“All of the tracks on Qi were recorded live from an Electron Digitone in one take, or two, if I really cocked it up,” David explains. “I set myself a rule of no overdubs or computer tweaks. This approach was really rewarding, and was the most fun I’ve had recording for ages.”

You can hear this sense of freedom in the music. Qi exudes a playfulness and joy born from the liberation of working on the Digitone. There are echoes of David’s Nineties heroes in the freewheeling grooves, from early Plaid and the Black Dog to AFX, but with a dry crispness to the production that gives the tracks a futuristic sheen - think Mark Fell or Oversteps-era Autechre. These are accomplished case studies in beat-based electronic music, with sharp angles, surprising gear changes and melodies that sparkle like quartz crystals.


released January 29, 2021

Written and produced by David Edwards
Mastered by Leaf Troup
Artwork by Graeme Swinton at Actually


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