Part Eighty-One. The sound of Nautiluss is subtle but organic, intriguing but heavy. It’s also the creative brainchild of Graham Douglas Bertie. His desire for exploration has led him to take on a wide range of musical influences. The sound of Nautiluss skillfully navigates between genres; breaking down and bleeding through the boundary lines…
Nautiluss’ debut single, “Ultraviolet/ Bleu Monday”, was released too critical acclaim in September 2011 by London based Hemlock Recordings and features Ex-Simian frontman Simon Lord on vocal duties. More recently, Nautiluss signed with Montreal-based Turbo Recordings, starting things of with a remix of ZZT’s track “Work”. The first EP of original material, entitled “Alpha” alternates between grinding-on-the-ocean-floor bass accentuated by big-room techno rhythms (“Mixed Numbers”, “Sabbath”), and more lifestyle-friendly explorations of the House that Poseidon Built (“Cloud City”, “Spidecrawl”) and quickly following Alpha up with the skull rattling “Troubleman” on Turbo’s New Jack Techno compilation. “Habitat EP” (released fall of 2012 on Turbo) received critical acclaim across the board, landing in many people’s “Best of 2012” lists, and the close of last year also saw Nautiluss named in XLR8R’s best new artists of 2012 at #6.
No rest for the wicked. The burgeoning Canadian artist continues to look vertically into the future, starting 2013 with the release of his track “Zero Gravity” as part of the Dovercourt EP on Martyn’s seminal label 3024. Always remember, Nautiluss Loves You!
FIVE SONGS YOU MUST HEAR THIS WEEK #81: NAUTILUSS
One of my favorite songs of all time back when trance wasn’t such a bad word.
GALAXY 2 GALAXY-JOURNEY OF THE DRAGONS
Impossible to believe Mad Mike made this 20 years ago. Sounds like it could be from the year 2023.
LUKE VIBERT-I LOVE ACID
I love acid for the way it makes me move
I love acid its the sound you cant improve
I love acid it insights nasty groove
I love acid….acid…..acid
What more to say?
THE ORB-LITTLE FLUFFY CLOUDS (CUMULONIMBUS MIX)
The original song was one of my earliest electronic music discoveries but I only recently discovered this fantastic alternate mix which could be played in a modern codeine house set.
SADE-MAKE SOME ROOM
Sade experiments with a 303 with sexy results. Also does some cool vocal chopping ala Boards of Canada. Only released as a b-side on one of her singles from 1998.
Upcoming tour dates for Feb and March:
2/12 – London, UK @ Boiler Room (DJ)
2/15 – London, UK @ XOYO (DJ)
2/16 – Liege, Belgium @ Studio 22 (DJ)
2/21 – Bordeaux, FR @ iBoat (DJ)
2/23 – Paris, FR @ Batofar (DJ)
3/13 – 3/16 – Austin TX @ SXSW (DJ)
3/30 – Berlin, DE @ Panorama Bar (Live)