Gerard Hanson does things at his own speed. The Dallas producer, better known by the name Convextion, hasn't released an album since 2006. Of course, that namesake album just happened to be named one of the best of the decade by U.K.'s FACT magazine.
This year Hanson seems to have struck some inspiration. Over the weekend, Hanson — who keeps a low profile, rarely ever giving interviews — dropped a new double LP, 2845, on Berlin dance label a.r.t.l.e.s.s. Not surprisingly, he did so without much fanfare, as the website Resident Advisor revealed the news after the album had popped up on Discogs.
Two of 2845's seven tracks were edited by Don Williams, owner of Mojuba Records, of which a.r.t.l.e.s.s. is a sub label. This may be Hanson's first full-length release as Convextion since, well, Convextion, but it's not his first this year — which has been a productive one so far. In June, he released a two-song EP for another Berlin label, Acido, which was his first Convextion release of any kind since 2007. Before that, in April, Hanson also released a 12-inch, Ancient Light, under his E.R.P. alias (which had itself been dormant for three years).
Long story short, releases like this don't come too often in Hanson's world, but there's plenty now to dig into from the past several months. 2845 spreads its seven tracks out over two LPs. Check out a preview below, as well as the full track listing.
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