Time & Timbre


Cat. No. DRDLTD011

Digital Single

Release date : 24/11/2014


  1. My Heart
  2. Time
  3. Timbre

Skinnerbox recently dared to turn their talents to John Coltrane's classic 'A Love Supreme'. A brave move indeed and one that would surely meet much consternation. In fact, together with their edit of Art Ensemble of Chicago's 'Theme De Yoyo', their vinyl only release found praise and support from the likes of Gilles Peterson, Jazzanova, Soul Clap, Axel Boman, Doc Martin and more.Skinnerbox's latest release sees them return to Darkroom Dubs with a new three track EP that accompanies the November launch of their brand new drum machine in conjunction with Ableton. All three tracks were created using TIME & TIMBRE.

TIME & TIMBRE by Skinnerbox is a unique modular drum machine and time engine. The result of 3 years work and research process and is Skinnerbox’s take on synthetic percussion generation and sequencing.

The drum machine is divided to two main sections, TIME - a 6 voice polyrhythmic and polymetric sequencer with advanced swing features capable of producing a wide range of untraditional grooves, and TIMBRE, a collection of 5 innovative drum sound modules, featuring a wide sound spectrum and a great deal of flexibility and control. A set of smart randomisation tools proposes an alternative to preset browsing, generate drum-kits and patterns and get inspired!

TIME & TIMBRE is completely integrated into Push and this allows the user a complete hardware experience! TIME & TIMBRE is a versatile instrument that can sound profound and punchy as much as inviting for exploration of new sound ventures and unorthodox rhythms while making it possible for the user to morph between the two worlds.

Selected Feedback : 
James Zabiela - "My Heart is such a wicked record!! Thank you for this guys.

Davide Squillace - "Very sophisticated material from Skinnerbox!! Time is the pick for me."

Domenic - (Subculture / Sub Club)- "This is lovely, different and quirky but still has a groove. Time my favourite."

Melon - "I like this... My Heart sounds like its gonna be fun to play."

Charles Webster - "Time is a lovely track ... Really nice delicate sounds from Skinnerbox."

Axel Boman - "I love Skinnerbox!! Full Stockholm support of course! My Heart, my fav.""

Ambivalent - "I like this. I’m not sure how much I’ll play it, but it has some nice surprises in it, and a unique energy."

Galen - "My Heart is a well articulated track. Eerie and groovy and very sweet."

Psychemagik - "Super sweet! Blending genres - This whole pack is sick! Very interesting!!! LOVE!"

Nat Self (ZDS) - "Got a lovely 1970’s soundtrack vibe to these. Very nice stuff guys. My Heart for me."

Ralf - "This is really different and interesting... Thank you for sending guys. Time my favourite."

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