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About Shinichi Atobe

In 2001, techno producer Shinichi Atobe issued the Ship-Scope EP, the 34th of Chain Reaction's 35 12" releases. It arrived that December with minimal fanfare, as was standard for the Berlin-based label, but the tracks "Plug and Delay" and "The Red Line" were eventually recognized for being among dub techno's top tier. Demand was greater than supply. Copies subsequently changed hands for triple-digit U.S. dollar amounts. Atobe wasn't heard from again until 2014, after Demdike Stare's Miles Whittaker and Sean Canty tracked him down and obtained an assortment of material that they shaped into an album, Butterfly Effect, which they subsequently released through their DDS imprint. Compact disc, vinyl, and digital download editions were made available. The following year, the duo had a remastered edition of Ship-Scope issued on 12" and cassette, and as a digital download. A second DDS LP, World, appeared in 2016, while Jadac Recordings issued an EP titled Rebuild Mix 1.2.3. Atobe's third full-length, From the Heart, It's a Start, a Work of Art, was released by DDS in 2017. ~ Andy Kellman