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"Minor Obsessions"
Corrugated Tunnel
Release Date: 11 Oct 2010
About

Process Recordings proudly presents "Minor Obsessions", the third album by Corrugated Tunnel (a.k.a. Edwin James). Already firmly established on the Dublin scene as a DJ, remixer and live electronics act, he is Ireland's answer to Röyksopp, Trentemøller and Booka Shade.

Corrugated Tunnel has built a reputation for producing beautifully crafted, melodic and deep electronic music, that crosses various genres. DJ Magazine described it as “successfully blurring the boundaries between house, techno, electro and breaks”. His music has been released on labels as diverse as Dance Electric, Systematic, Rebirth, Dirty Works, Plastica and Ork. He has remixed and/or produced tracks for artists ranging from DK7 and Def Disko to Chelonis R Jones and David Duriez. Since his first release in 2005, he has also released two critically-acclaimed albums on local Dublin label seedyR: "We Are Electronix" in 2006 and "I Am Corrugated" in 2008.

2010 is the year in which Corrugated Tunnel's career is changing up a few gears. His gig diary for the remainder of the year is filling up rapidly, with many gigs in Europe and Asia about to be confirmed. Through Process Recordings his new album will catch the attention of the label's fanbase in France, Germany, Italy and (of course) the UK. The introductory single "Remedy For My Soul" has had extensive airplay on many European radio stations as well as in Australia and the USA. Corrugated Tunnel is one Celtic Tiger that is about to really roar.

"Minor Obsessions" is notably different from his previous albums by the prominence of vocals on many of the tracks, which is sure to be a blueprint for future releases. The guest vocalists come from various corners: D'mia on "Shine On" has previously appeared on various Chelonis R Jones albums. The Bristolesque influenced downbeats of "Threadbare" are perfectly complemented by the haunting voice of Martin McCann, lead singer of Sack, who has written songs such as "Laughter Lines", which Morrissey stated "should be number one forever". Antoinette (Dunleavy), who stars in the Dublin stage musical "The Story of Motown", lends her luscious voice to Italo-disco "Remedy For My Soul" and to classic house track "The Rejection", whilst Deborah Kay's moody vocals grace sinister Detroit-style "Cabin Fever".

The album consists of 12 diverse tracks that blend together seamlessly into a 53-minute electronic symphony, taking the listener on a musical journey from big arena rave anthem "Festival", via the meandering techno of "Fade Away", block beats on "Ambidextrous", Spanish guitars on "Keep The Change", the playful interlude "Cuckoo", and hypnotic techno anthem "Time Machine" through to the epic finale of "Transist".

"Minor Obsessions" is surely Corrugated Tunnel's most complete album yet.

Credits

All music Written and Produced by Edwin James Cummins
Track 3: Lyrics and vocals by Deborah Kay
Track 4: Lyrics and vocals by Martin McCann
Tracks 7 and 11: Lyrics and vocals by Antoinette Dunleavy
Track 8: Lyrics by Roger Pennington, and vocals by D'mia
Mastered by Shawn Joseph at Optimum Mastering
All tracks published by Musiqware Ltd
(P)(C) 2010 Process Recordings (Musiqware Ltd)

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"Beautiful! I like Threadbare the best, " - Oli Cassidy (Filth & Splendour)

"Great work! Really like 'Festival', 'Shine On', 'The Rejection' and 'Transist', will play!" - DJ Earthian (Animaltek)

"Some really interesting developments of Corrugated Tunnel's sounds going on here. The stand out track for me here is Remedy for my Soul." - Gavin Feeney

"Some real standout tracks here. Cabin Fever, Remedy For My Soul, Shine On and Transist are all definitely going to get played out." - Philth

"Very cool album, always nice to hear the 303's... A very evolved sound with transient melodies that flow wondrously throughout." - Grant Paterson (Edinburgh Evening News)

"Fantastico!" - James Trystan (Filth & Splendour)

"Love the mix of pop and minimal tech! "Threadbare" is superb. No wonder he named the album after that great lyric. "The Rejection" should be a nice addition to The Chillcast playlist, as well." - Anji Bee (The Chillcast)

"Absolutely brilliant lush, opulent, deep deep stuff that's minimally brilliant. Awesome stuff indeed." - Paul Zimmerman (The POP! Stereo)

"Lovely. Have been waiting for this album for a while and it doesn't disappoint one bit. 'Cabin Fever' and 'Shine On' both rock!" - Rob Warner (Our House Magazine)

"Cool and different. Will have a closer look at them!" - Tom Novy

"Transist is my favourite track" - Hans Temmerman (The Mystic Force)

"Brilliant - Long time fan of Corrugated Tunnel and having this new album has brightened up my day - Support " - Salvador Guzman (4Clubbers.net)

"Can't wait to rip into this one" - Jasper Gape (Nerdy Frames)

"Stunning, I am feeling Remedy For My Soul, Shine On, and The Rejection." - Raymundo Rodriguez (Jaded)

"Nice, dark and moody electronic popsongs that remind of Matthew Dear and the dubtechno of Trentemøller. But, in moments, Corrugated Tunnel is more pop and appeals more to the dancefloor. Remedy For My Soul is master." - Theo Ploeg (OOR)

"Beautiful album! Loving the melancholy that each track exudes." - SQware

"Best Album to date from Edwin. I am pleasantly surprised by the variation and also the vocals are a welcoming change especially Antoinette is touching the senses here. Good work and deserves more and better things for Mr James!" - Orlando Voorn

"Such a complete sounding album, from moody downtempo grooves to uplifitng dancefloor numbers it really covers all bases" - Darren Rice (Beat 102-103FM)

"Sounds exiting." - Parham

"Melodic, deep atmospheric rhyme. Will play tracks. Support!" - Christereo (Dinamo 103.8 FM - Turkey)

"Very very good album." - Kazuumi Ishii (Electronic Directory)

"TRANSIST Love it, will fit into my sets nicely! Full support also loving the diversity overall." - Simon Ledder (WEPLAYMUSIC)

"Great work,nice style...Full Support!!!!!!!!" - Dyno (Hell Yeah)

"Definitively a great album!! Compliments!!" - Joy Kitikonti

"Festival and Transist sound cool" - Uncle Roll (Kiwi Club / Proton Radio)

"Sounds like a great album!" - Martin Böttcher (Byte FM)

"Great Album and like the direction this one has taken. My fav's are Transit and Shine On" - Marq Walsh

"An interesting album" - Peter Kruder (Kruder & Dorfmeister)

"Fade Away is wonderful." - Pete M (HarderFaster.net)

"Great album from Edwin. Loving Threadbare in particular." - Simon Langham

"Festival, Cabin Fever & Time Machine are the best track to me on the album" - Hardrock Striker (Skylark Records / Cosmic Disco)

"Beautiful electronic emotions. Edwin's production on this album has a real maturity about it and he keeps improving his sounds with every record. The future is bright." - Alex G (House FM 88.6)

"Love the whole vibe across the LP! Cabin Fever is massive! Fade away and Threadbare are pure beauty!" - Ignacio (Mixside.com)

"Been fans of CT for a very long time, this record is another great body of work." - Paul Hamill (Psycatron)

"My fav is Shine On, after Remedy for my Soul. Transist has a touch of Underworld about it which is nice" - Stuart Millar (RTÉ Pulse)

"Many nice tracks here but my fav is definetely Festival, awsome melodic tune with a venomous acid sound !!" - Debector (Phosphène)

"What an amazing album. This guy has been getting stronger and stronger over the years. It deserves to be a hit! Remedy for my soul and Transist are the stand out tracks for me here." - Dave Cronin (RTÉ Pulse)

"A stand out album, perfect listening from opening track to closure. Modern classic in the making" - Christian Homan (RTÉ Pulse)

"Wonderful, enveloping sounds - Threadbare, The Rejection and Fade Away are my faves!" - Riyaz Khan (Diversions - CHRY 105.5FM - Toronto)

"A great varied and well-balanced electronica release" - DJ Ottic

"Love this release from Corrugated Tunnel! It's exactly my cup of tea: groove, melody, lush, moody, beautiful and draws influences from a range of genres from uptempo dance floor business to deeper brooders. Nice work!" - Alexander Theory (Kiss FM Melbourne)

"Great album. 'Festival', 'Fade away' and 'Transit' are my faves on fist listen - but there's loads of cool stuff here. Really like the mix of influences and the fact that it doesn't fall in to any chategory as such." - Dave Mothersole (Proton Radio)

"Superbe album.. Magnificient crossover beetween Electro Deep House Ambient Nu disco ..Un disque à écouter de toute urgence, avant la fin du monde." - Snooba

"Festival has a great Detroit techno vibe. Cabin Fever has a great vocal. Remedy For My Soul is a hit. Really like Time Machine also. Great album overall. It shows a lot of versatility as a producer." - DJ Tronic (DanceFloor Mayhem / KBOO)

"Atmospheric, varied and of a rare quality... " - Tim Peacock (Whisperin' & Hollerin')