Form and Function Pt. 3 - Limited 100 copies on clear vinyl

Abstract Division

Record label
Dynamic Reflection
Catalog Number
Release Date
February 13th 2012


A2Deformation / Mike Parker Remix
B1 Deformation / Norman Nodge Remix
B2Deformation / Area Forty One's Sunday Morning Cut

Concluding what has proven to be a nothing short of an epic trilogy, Dynamic Reflection unveils the final instalment in Abstract Division's 'Form and Function' series. The crowning piece features one new Abstract Division track, 'Deformation' and three remixes from Mike Parker, Norman Nodge and the secretive Area Forty One. Diverting from its more introvert predecessors 'Floating Point' and 'Shifted Reality', 'Deformation' grips its audience by the throat from the get-go and doesn't let go. Distorted, looped, developing punches force all other elements in the track to continuously fight for air, leaving just enough for them to add their distinctive, crucial sounds. The level of aggressiveness 'Deformation' manages to communicate is astonishing and the fact that in spite of this the whole still fits together perfectly exemplifies the craftsmanship of Abstract Division. This one hurts, but it hurts so damn well. The first person on remix duty is English bass-guru Mike Parker. In his trademark 'ringing bass' fashion Parker dips 'Deformation' in layer upon layer of dubby goodness without diminishing any of the original's drive. Hypnotizing and mesmerizing are perhaps the best words to describe this true marble of a remix. One of those tracks that will stand out no matter what the time or the place, making it a valuable addition to any DJ's record bag. Lawyer-by-day and techno-don by night Norman Nodge shares his vision on 'Deformation' and fills in the first remix spot on the flipside. Vicious hats and throbbing deep kicks greet the listener as Nodge slowly opens the valve containing all of the grit, anger and raw funk he has to offer. Slowly but inevitably the beast is freed from the confines of its cage and once out there is little left to do but dance until one's feet are sore and praying you're still here when it's all over... Last, but by no means least is Area Forty One's take on 'Deformation'. Having progressed through the EP in normal order this version feels and sounds like an ocean of rewarding calm. Far-away, eerie and strangely soothing filtered synths alleviate the mind to a state of complete lucidity. Halfway through the equilibrium is broken for a few seconds and it's almost as if the original track's rage manages to surface for a few seconds but is then quickly washed away. Area Forty One delivers an absolutely stunning treasure the likes of which only pop up every once in a while. Abstract Division completes its 'Form and Function' series on Dynamic Reflection with a final EP that accepts the challenge, raises the already high bar set and passes with flying colours. Without letting Part I and II down, I dare say the label has indeed saved the very best for last. You cannot let this one slip! Alan Fitzpatrick - Love the Nodge remix. Heavy! Ascion - Great work! Area forty nice soul! I like the EP. Bas Mooy - Quality release! Will probably play the original and Norman Nodge remix, but like the whole package! Good job! Billy Nasty - Huge release! Original and Norman Nodge Brendon Moeller - Great EP. Digging all mixes! Chris Liebing - Downloading, thanks! Christian Wunsch - Cool, downloading. Nice EP specially into Norman Nodge remix, will play! Conrad van Orton - All tracks are very very good and i can't really choose a favorite!! Many thanks for the promo! D. Carbone - Great Ep, the best for me is Mike remix everytime he give us an hypnotik tehno bomb! Also like the others version Dadub - Very good release! Deepbass - Awesome release! will support all tracks! Dustin Zahn - Very nice EP. The original is my favorite but all the other remixes have their own time and place. Go Hiyama - Great release! 2tracks of side A are my favorite. Unique synthesizer drum sound.... Thanks Giorgio Gigli - WOW! Deformaion (area forty one sunday morning cut) is the track for me. I'll play and chart for sure, can't wait to play the vinyl! Inigo Kennedy Lovely stuff and lovely remixes! Will play for sure! Jeroen Search - Full Support!! Jonas Kopp - I like all of them , will play and chart them! Kike Pravda - Really fat! :) Full support! Kr!z (Token) - Original reminds me a bit too much of 'Deuce - twerp wiz'. nodge rmx is my fav here. Luke Slater - Great EP in the box. Marcel Fengler - Strong package, thanks! Marcel Dettmann - Sound great, thanks! Markus Suckut - Norman Nodge is killing it, played it out at my last two gigs and it is amazing to see how the crowd reacts! Also i am very into Area Forty One's remix.! Mnml Ssg - Very strong set of remixers. Downloading and will check closely. Ness (Prologue) - Thanks for package Paul!!! I'm gonna love it and play :) Obtane - The original is the one for me, dark and menacing. Support! Pacou (Tresor) - Good stuff for the floor :) Par Grindvik - Feeling the whole release.. brilliant! Thanks Perc - Great EP. Love the original and Norman Nodge mixes the best but it is all great. Full support, thanks. Pfirter - Cool, downloading. Nice EP specially into Norman Nodge remix, will play! Phase - Thanks for these. Original mix is rather huge !Particularly drawn to Mike Parker's mix... Raiz - Mike Parker and Norman Nodge remixes for the win!! Samuli Kemppi - Great release. All 4 mixes work nicely. Will play on radio Shifted - Great release, will use in my forthcoming RA mix. Truss - Norman's remix for me, although all cuts will get played given the right moment. Wicked Ep. Thanks Unbalance - Excellent release! Mike Parker version is my fav. Victor Martinez (Sect) - Great release!!! like more Mike Parker rmx.. Full support