American-abroad Jay Patrick Ahern made a minor splash in ethereal-indie circles as Flower Sermon before taking a headlong dive into the international DJ circuit. Reemerging from the life-waters of Chicago house and Detroit techno as Aquarhythms, Ahern released a shoal of limited twelve-inches under such mysterious aliases as The Hydronaut and The Aquarian. His shimmering, groove-heavy records were immediately snapped up by the most influential and innovative techno and house producers, and the legend of Aquarhythms was born.
GREETINGS FROM DEEPEST AMERICA compiles five tracks from the Aquarhythms series and supplements Ahern's originals with four stellar remixes. "Hydroelectronics" and "Stellar Jazz," pools of liquescent melody rippled and tugged by the tidal pull of a funky electro undertow, are typical of the Aquarhythms material. Progressive-trance icon Rabbit on the Moon accentuates the ebb and flow of the vocal "Heart Seqs" with spiraling acid surges. In his "Reversion" of "Deep In The Feeling," East Coast Detroit disciple Morgan Geist gently floats Ahern's aquatic rhythms above a bubbling tech-house current. Deep Dish's colorful "Xuxu" remix bounces "Ether's Whisper" on a fibrillating fun-house beat. Finally, Detroit has its say, with the intoxicating electronic drift of Carl Craig's exquisite and soulful "Warm Seqs."