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Nautical Dawn

by Damm

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SDXN There's a magic in this album that rewards returning listeners. Something keeps pulling me back and familiarity has opened me up to just how excellent the journey within is. A wonderful introspective experience for anytime and anywhere. Favorite track: Utila Padio.
Jesse Easton
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Jesse Easton Just superb! A lovely journey alternating in wide-eyed ambience and head-nodding hypnosis. I like this album a lot. Favorite track: Rhein Valley.
Mathieu M.
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Mathieu M. A magically grand album. Favorite track: Utila Padio.
Brett McGrath
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Brett McGrath I listened to this album for the first time on a typical Tuesday morning, working from home during quarantine. This soundtracked a shift in perspective for me for the better. Truly stunning.
Hadi Burpee
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Hadi Burpee Various tracks from this album have been on a loop in my head since the album's release. Strong contender for album of the year for me, from a label that continues to impress and inspire. Amazing job to everyone involved, and thank you for the continuous flow of superb music. Favorite track: Utila Padio.
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esteban miguel graneros After working non stop I finally had the chance to sit down with the vinyls for the first time. Marvelous. Lush. Tasteful while challenging. These are things we have come to expect when you exist in a strangely isolated place. Favorite label release for me since Comit “remote viewing”. The artwork (as usual) is striking and pairs with the overall experience perfect. Sleeper Contender here.
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    • Transparent Deep Orange vinyl in matte gatefold sleeve
    • Artwork by Noah M / Keep Adding
    • Mastered and Lacquer cut by Andreas LUPO Lubich
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Lullaby 05:06 video
Utila Padio 06:02
Rhein Valley 05:41
Mare Nubium 06:17
4pm-4am 05:59


Veteran Swedish Techno artist Joel Mull revisits one of his earliest aliases as Damm for an album of after-hours inspired morning portraits on A Strangely Isolated Place.

Simple observations can set many complex ideas in motion and it was the view from Joel’s window that pushed him to create an album inspired by majestic cloud formations and Mother Nature's finest hour. 'Nautical dawn' occurs when the Sun is 12 degrees below the horizon, where the colors, clouds, sounds and atmosphere become an ever-changing spectacle. This phenomenon is reflected through the albums eleven shifting styles and moods; from field recordings and introspective synthesizer melodies, to more upbeat, glittering electronica and head-nod inducing ambient techno.

Ten years in the making, the album’s variety and depth developed alongside Joel’s impromptu production sessions - be it at home in the early hours, or further window-watching on trains across Europe. What evolved as sketches in a variety of styles, soon started to form a narrative similar to his infamous DJ sets; moving seamlessly through chapters, feelings and colors, capturing Joel’s passion for all aspects of electronic music. This is a soundtrack for friends watching the sun rise once more, first thing in the morning, or last thing at night.

Nautical Dawn will be available on Gatefold 2LP Transparent Deep Orange Vinyl and Digital download.


released September 21, 2020

All tracks written and produced by Joel Mull
Mastered by & Lacquer cut by Andreas [LUPO] Lubich @ LOOP-O Mastering, Berlin
Artwork by Noah M / Keep Adding
Note, C1/C2 are swapped between digital and vinyl versions


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