It’s a double-ten celebration for Tokyo-based label Diskotopia and Green Linez — the label marks its tenth anniversary, and the experimental artist group announces it’s most recent outing since their first release ten years ago.
Chris Greenberg and Matt Lyne made their mark as Green Linez with their 2012 debut album Things That Fade where elements of Ryuichi Sakamoto, Kiroki Ishiguro, Art of Noise and The Cure were all part of their impressionable presence. Almost ten years later, Secrets of Dawn arrived as a double album and what is touted to be their most ambitious work to date.
To the band, the world has been in short supply of certain emotional motifs, where joy, melody and the discovery of beauty are rather lacking in today’s world. This highly contracts their much more estranged 2019 album Strange Energy, which tapped into a darker and more downtempo side of Green Linez.
Green Linez take their influence from the likes of Larry Heard, Tangerine Dream, John Beltran, and Mark Isham — and after ten years of music, their most recent Secrets of Dawn album shows no stepping back from their roots.
Secrets of Dawn revives our fundamentals in a much needed way — throughout the album, Green Linez express sentiments of deeper and euphoric dance floor antics to experimental and spacious ambience with plenty of through-provoking philanthropy that plays on our recent and current times.
Green Linez ‘Secrets of Dawn’ is out now. Have a listen below or grab your copy here.