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240591 hard to choose a fav. great album from a legend. Favorite track: Unstable Condition.
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shadowbox I've got a particular attachment to this album. Road trip accross New England 10 years ago with my now wife and mother of our 2 beautiful girls, driving, camping, dancing, meditating, contemplating while listening to this gem. When the bass of Farther And Fainter kicks, it still gives me goosebumps. Masterpiece. Favorite track: Farther And Fainter.
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Pilot Fish Unstable Condition does it for me every time
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Mary (Almost) 10 Years on and this still slaps as hard as it ever did. For those not in the know, JT is simply a master of the form, and has been proving it for the better part of the last three decades. Parabolas consists of 12 timeless tracks that remain as fresh as the day they were sequenced. Favorite track: The Living Night.
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Uncompahgre Records RYM: 3.35 from 137 ratings; not in top 1000 albums of 2011
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Tom Rimshot Call it what you will but it's 2020 and this is my first Tejada album. What an experience it is! Super clean and fresh, catchy, breezy, really lovely music. It's exciting when things like this happen, because now there's that much more to discover. Thanks Kompakt!
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The Dream 03:23
Subdivided 04:50


"Expect the unexpected," they say, and it should come as a surprise to many as we warmly welcome to the Kompakt family one of America’s most celebrated producers in dance music, John Tejada! Born in Austria, he relocated to his current home of Los Angeles at the age of 8 and, following a brief career in hip-hop, found his home in electronic music. If you're even the slightest fan of the genre, you’ll be hard-pressed not to have heard his music over his decade+-long career. Whether on his own Palette Recordings, Poker Flat, or Plug Research — plus a Fabric Mix CD under his belt, it’s thanks to a steady stream of massive releases (think “Mono On Mono” and “Sweat On The Walls”) that he remains a mainstay in the charts of Beatport and uncountable DJs. He is also half of the long-standing City Centre Offices act, I’m Not A Gun (together with Takeshi Nishimoto). “I wanted to experiment with some longer phrases again and to step away from the analog sequencers more and get back to using my hands to create the melodies. I also feel for the first time in quite a while I've made an album of songs for myself without worrying about the usual pressures.” – John Tejada Kompakt presents his extraordinary new album “Parabolas”. Resident Advisor called Tejada “one of the most notoriously meticulous producers around" — an unmistakable proof lies within these recordings. Genres collide and combine with an unraveling of blissful layers on “Parabolas”. The opening track, “Farther & Fainter,” offers a musicality today's techno and house often lack — an accomplishment that resonates throughout the album. Tracks such as “Subdivided” and “Unstable Condition” reflect the wondrousness of Aphex Twin’s Polygon Window project, something that could only be reanimated and brought to 2011's standards by Tejada. “Parabolas” is a true highlight in John Tejada’s deep catalogue. Bold words indeed for a producer who is known for unexpected variation and tremendous musical imagination.


released June 20, 2011

2011, Kompakt


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John Tejada Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles based John Tejada is a recording artist for Kompakt, as well as his own Palette Recordings. Since 1994 Tejada has released a steady catalog of quality electronic music on some of the worlds most respected labels and has toured the world many times over with his dj sets and live hardware sets. ... more

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