Magnofon – Smallroom Breaks
Today Warehouse Decay has come out of its silence and released another record on its catalog, the first in almost a year. It shatters the silence by making its next record a full length album which is pressed in a special limited edition run of vinyl effect CDs, inside shiny gloss white sleeves. This packaging is particularly striking and with fittingly minimal artwork supplied by Slovakian photographer Milan Ocenas. The album itself sees producer Harry Towell, known widely for his Ambient music work as Spheruleus put together a selection of jazz and funk influenced Deep House. The tracks are littered with swooning strings, funky guitar and warm fuzzy rhodes which were lifted from old jazz, funk and classical vinyl, best enjoyed with a double shot of fine espresso.
“Coming back to Warehouse Decay with his second album, we welcome the return of Magnofon and this set of 10 funk and jazz sample-drenched Deep House cuts.
After quite a while since our last release, we’ve decided to press our first limited edition CD in a run of just 50 copies, complete with a free digital version for every purchase.
‘Smallroom Breaks’ was created at a time when Harry Towell began to collect Jazz and Funk influenced vinyl in preparation for a possible new night in a coffee shop. At that time, he was building a library of cut-up vinyl samples: guitar licks, searing strings, rhodes keys, funk breaks and brass stabs – not to mention drinking an unhealthy amount of espresso. After months of experimentation it turned out that the gig never materialised due to the room being deemed too small. Thus, Smallroom Breaks was born…
Harry continued to build and develop his library of recordings and was arranging them into a collection of seriously slow Deep House cuts influenced by the likes of Moomin, Max Graef and Theo Parrish.
With both Magnofon’s studio sound and DJ work being heavily influenced by vinyl, we decided to press this to black vinyl-style CDs complete with gloss-white sleeves and stunning monochrome artwork by Milan Ocenas.”