[THEMA028] Transmission part 2 (10")

by Norm Talley

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Sometimes special events cause equally special responses, and we at THEMA must admit we felt blessed the first time around when Norm Talley stepped up for us and delivered one of our biggest bombs to date. Even with such a universally respected name, we just weren’t ready for all of the feedback we received; truly it was overwhelming, and we thank all of our followers and fans for letting us know how it sounds over there. But being as it is, the people have spoken, and since our business definitely is to give the people what they want, here it is: two more tracks of some of the most serious business we’ve ever heard from Norm delivered on our first-ever 10-inch. His bio hasn’t changed much since he last put his name on one of our plates, but when Norm told us he was ready to buckle down and pump out more new burners just for us, we braced ourselves. We have to say he exceeded even our highest expectations. Call this Transmissions, Chapter 2: Norm Talley Tackles Techno.

Yes, you heard that right… In spite of 3 tracks on the original Transmissions that fell a little closer to what the heads would expect from a very reliable source, it was that first one that everyone begged for more of. We must agree that those 3 minutes were just a little of a tease, so here is the full 9-minute extended cut of “Man on the Moon” that all of you asked for, and what a trip it is! Certainly funky broken-beat techno is a new look for Norm, but it’s pretty obvious in all 9 of the minutes here that this is a man from Detroit making the music he knows best. There’s a groove and a touch here that speaks of soul and experience… although you may find this one in the crates of some of the new school techno elite, it’s safe to say they couldn’t have made it the way Norm Talley did. Even if you remember part one you may be surprised where he takes it, but we’re even more pleased to say that “Earth 2 Moon” beats it at its own game. This one made our necks snap and heads turn the very first time we played it, and we think you’ll find it as futuristic as the title. Norm isn’t playing at all here… he sears the speakers with intense heat from the outer reaches of space at a tempo more familiar to Robert Hood than the Beatdown Brothers. We don’t make comparisons like that lightly so you’ve got a good idea what’s going on here… The pace of those hats
and zaps gets cruel by the end, and the raw, funky bass groove lets you know Motown is in full effect.

So once again we’re proud to have more transmissions from a man who has truly found his hour, and we’re sure the surprises here will be as pleasant for you as they were for us. Norm Talley takes THEMA to warp speed - now we’re not letting anyone hold us back.

Text by: Albert Freeman

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released June 10, 2012

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Based in Brooklyn & Berlin, Thema Recordings, Thema Digital & Chronicle Records were started and run by Lenny Posso since 2006. Each label specializing in deep explorations within Techno, House, & Experimental dance music from various unique artists around the world. ... more

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