Early Works (1992-1994)
ARTIST Adham Shaikh
LABEL re:discovery records (RD005)
RELEASE DATE 01/2022
MEDIA FORMAT 2LP
On behalf of re:discovery records, it is with great excitement that we announce the Adham Shaikh compilation titled ‘Early Works 92-94’.
Adham Shaikh is a treasured ambient, dub and keyboardist artist out of Vancouver Canada who’s early to mid-90’s tracks found their way to seminal labels like Instinct, Dossier, Interchill and his own label Modulation Elektronik.
This collection represents a choice selection of key early works that begins with ‘Ascend’, whose spacey dub atmosphere is one of the 1990’s hidden ambient dub gems. ‘Vapor’ complete’s the a-side with its other-wordly trip into organic and spatial dub ambience. The b-side features the 16+ minute magnificent ethereal odyssey ‘Windgate 11:11’, that has been a fan favourite for over 25 years now. The 22-minute peak track named ‘Oberon (Greymatter) that spreads across the C side was taken from his debut EP ‘Realignment’ of his Modulation Elektronik label in 1993. Perhaps the most proto-techno track on here, it is prime example of the freeform expression of the time in ambient dub. The last track featured here is one that shares the same title; Adham Shaikh’s most revered and most beloved album ‘Journey to the Sun’.