Welcome to the new RJ Valeo website. This site primarily hosts information about my official music releases. For blog posts and reviews visit http://www.transelectronic.net.
Richard J Valeo is no stranger to electronic music. His past releases on such labels as Archipel, Moodgadget and his own IO Records imprint have earned him some well-deserved respect including tracks on both Claude VonStroke’s (Dirtybird) and Magda’s (Minus/Items & Things) Fabric mix sessions.
On July 1st 2010 RJ Valeo will release his follow-up album to his highly acclaimed Type Records release ‘September’, entitled ‘Atman’.
Drawing inspiration from his recent study of Buddhism, coupled with his love of modern classical composers, Valeo creates a sonic universe that is meditative, serene, familiar yet entirely new and unique all at the same time.
‘A Scattering of Seeds’ builds on the dark and atmospheric ideas presented in last year’s ‘The Hardware Excursions Volume One’. Sound design, drones and field recordings are manipulated in real time using granular synthesis, delay, reverb and sample playback parameter modifications to create an other-worldly soundscape reminiscent of music scored for your favorite yet-to-be-released science fiction movie.
After releasing the excellent ‘Wormhole’ on Japan Excursion Joint 3, the most talented Stefny gives us her debut solo Archipel 12”, “Echinodon”, featuring remixes from Bruno Pronsato, Isomer Transition and a newly birthed project of Somfay’s called Flourish. Click to read more…
Isomer Transition’s now infamous “San Pelegrino” track is featured in Magda’s Fabric Mix CD.
New York’s Richard J Valeo, whose Isomer Transition project sees him periodically delve into the weirder nether regions of artsy techno, is clearly not a man to keep his cards to his chest; a quick glance at his bustling website—a veritable treasure trove of overlapping words, images and sounds—is enough to make that clear.
If further evidence were needed of Europe’s love affair with Stateside house, it’s Fabric’s continued run of CD releases given over to American DJs. Coming after Metro Area, John Tejada and Omar-S, and before 47′s Jay Haze,
Another helping of RJ Valeo’s more experimental output, the Devolutions series sounds like its come from an entirely different artist than the one responsible for those Isomer Transition 12″s. Valeo has a close run-in with the abstract digital world evoked by the Line label, stretching out pristine tones with an in-depth studiousness that brings to mind …
Returning under his own name after recent activity as Isomer Transition, Type’s very excellent RJ Valeo resumes more experimental duties, momentarily setting aside his preoccupations with techno formats. Hardware Excursions Vol. 1 finds the New York producer exploring deep and extended freeform synthesizer explorations, at time bordering on drone or even outright noise.
With this series of releases, ‘Devolutions’, Valeo creates a universe where machines speak to each other, and we get to listen to them as they think and play. Utilizing only field recordings and non-audio computer files files as audio sources, Valeo explores what sounds the computer itself makes when married to the organic world.
Following fellow New Yorker Stefny’s release is Isomer Transition who brings us a seething low Hz tinted package called “Orbits Decaying”.
Pieces such as “Give Me Your Hand” and “Landing” are laced with sizzling atom-disintegrating electronics which drive themselves to excite every molecule in their aim and colour them with an unending spectrum of interlacing and extremely quickly vibrating pigments.
Originally released in Jan 1997 as “Transelectronic Theory – Sunrise”. Sunrise was recorded on the floor of my bedroom studio from September – November of 1996.
Looking back at this release, and listening to it again, I realized how one of the tracks was just out of place, so just like Lucas would have done, I took the opportunity to replace the track with one that was better suited from the same time period.
Isomer Transition might be better known in certain quarters as RJ Valeo, the discerning IDM producer of Type Records and Hobby Industries derivation, but he’s been turning out quality dancefloor manoeuvres as Isomer Transition since his debut on Future Days back in 2006.
There’s quite a line-up on this new compilation from Ghostly-related imprint Moodgadget, boasting contributions from stars like Jimmy Edgar, Type Records mover/shaker Khonnor and the excellent Praveen & Benoit. As tends to be the case with Moodgadget releases there’s no…
Since 2001, Brooklyn’s Richard J Valeo has worked up his rhythmic fragmentary Techno under a variety of aliases including Transelectronic Theory, Isomer Transition and plain old RJ Valeo. Following his recent September album on Type Records, Days appears on his own imprint IO.
RJ Valeo tracks ‘Lucky You’ from the unreleased album ‘Behind the shadow of the moon’ selected for inclusion on this mega-compilation of over 40 tracks, with artists Ulrich Schnaus and others.
For this musical exploration, entitled Days, I decided to strip my composition processes and production methods down to the bare minimum.
To begin with I limited the amount of time that I would spend on each composition. This forced me to under-think everything, thusly creating music that had immediacy to it. I wanted the compositions to have a naiveté to them. I wanted the compositions to impart the memory and feelings that a person has when they hear a new melody for the first time.
Programmatic Responses, the first release by artist RJ Valeo since his Type Records release ‘September’, explores some darker and more complex ideas first presented on his first release.
Through the use of constantly evolving rhythmic and melodic structures, “Programmatic Responses” draws us into a hypnotic world of rhythmic evolution.
Rethan Doepfer and his crew leave the ISLOO and travel to Mars aboard The Mistress. They are going to Mars to pick up Lara Dunhill, Captain Doepfer’s navigator and long-time companion, and to see what information the Martian Government is willing to share about the transmissions.
The very first shot of this new UK label is a real success. Signed by a famous producer who wishes to remain enigmatic, “Shadowlands” introduces three cuts of a dark, tense and heavy techno with German sound influences.
And so an auspicious year for Neo draws to a glowing conclusion. This third volume of the Cottage Industries series is by some distance the most accomplished, reflecting the artistic involvement of John Xela in conjunction with label owner Lee Norris, fashioning that rarest of compilations, one with no duff tracks. Xela’s ‘This Moment Will Last A Lifetime’ was written exclusively for this collection, and it sums up the excitement this brightest of new talents in 2003,
The first album from New York resident RJ Valeo which brings together beautiful, abstract, cinematic washes and intricate, delicate rhythms for a genre tipping experience. A must for fans of crystaline melodic-electronic experimentations.
Beginning with the newcomer, and what a ridiculously good three tracks he delivers. ‘Generative’ comes over as .snd at their mercurial best, reducing an electronic hip hop tempo, but with completely gorgeous, sustained soft keys, private music for hearts filled with emotion and a fascination for bass.