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Scene Delete (known in full as Late Night Tales Presents Sasha: Scene Delete) is the third studio album by Welsh DJ Sasha.[4] It was released on 1 April 2016 through Late Night Tales on British independent record label Night Time Stories, Ltd.[5] The album has been described as "unabashedly ambient" and Sasha described it as "a split in [his] career".[4] Upon release, the album appeared on the UK Albums Chart, peaking at number 34.[6] Four singles were released from the album, "View2", "Warewolf", "Pontiac", and "Bring on the Night-Time". In 2017, three remix singles were released in 2017 comprising remixes of songs from the album, before a remix album, Scene Delete: The Remixes, was released on 19 May 2017.[7]

Scene Delete
Scene Delete.jpg
Studio album by
Released1 April 2016
Genre
Length75:02
Label
ProducerAlexander Coe
Sasha chronology
Involv3r
(2013)
Scene Delete
(2016)
Scene Delete: The Remixes
(2017)
Sasha studio album chronology
Airdrawndagger
(2002)
Scene Delete
(2016)
Late Night Tales chronology
Late Night Tales: Nils Frahm
(2015)
Late Night Tales Presents Sasha: Scene Delete
(2016)
Late Night Tales: Ólafur Arnalds
(2016)
Singles from Scene Delete
  1. "View2"
    Released: 2 February 2016
  2. "Warewolf"
    Released: 23 February 2016
  3. "Bring on the Night-Time"
    Released: 29 March 2016
  4. "Pontiac"
    Released: 17 June 2016
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Exclaim!8/10[1]
Louder than War7.5/10[2]
Resident Advisor2.8/5[3]

Contents

BackgroundEdit

The album was intended as an appreciation of "post-minimalist modern classical" music,[8] with Sasha citing Max Richter, Nils Frahm, Brian Eno and Steve Reich as influences for the composition of the album.[5] In a press release with Billboard on the topic of the album's composition, prior to its release, Sasha stated:

Scene Delete was originally intended to be a compilation album, like the majority of Late Night Tales releases.[9] Sasha has noted his inspiration from Jon Hopkins' Late Night Tales album, (Late Night Tales: Jon Hopkins), which contained some of Hopkins' original works, as well as other peoples' music. After sending Late Night Tales original works for Scene Delete, Sasha had prepared to licence other peoples' music for the album, before the record label proposed that the album be entirely original.[10]

ReleaseEdit

The album was officially announced on 2 February 2016, and the second track, "View2", was shared to Late Night Tales' SoundCloud account.[8] On 1 April 2016, the album saw a digital download and streaming release, as well as a physical release on CD, vinyl and box set.[11] A remix album for Scene Delete was released on 19 May 2017.[7] A "barbican collectors edition" was released on 20 May 2017.[12] Upon its initial release, Scene Delete appeared on the UK and UK Dance Albums charts, peaking at number 34 and number 3 respectively.[13] It also charted in the US, reaching number 6 in the Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums chart.[14]

Track listingEdit

CD and digital download[15]
No.TitleLength
1."Channel Deq"1:59
2."View2"4:28
3."Baracus"6:16
4."Linepulse"4:01
5."Time After Time"4:16
6."Detour"5:20
7."Pontiac"5:16
8."Cassette Sessions D"3:10
9."Cassette Sessions E"2:31
10."Healer"1:36
11."Modcon"2:56
12."Scarpa Falls"4:51
13."Warewolf"5:35
14."Bring on the Night-Time" (featuring Ultraista)5:55
15."Corvette"0:25
16."Shelter"3:57
17."Untitled 3"1:07
18."Abacus"2:04
19."Rooms"5:30
20."Broadcast"0:53
21."Vapour Trails"2:59
Total length:75:02

ChartsEdit

Chart (2016) Peak
position
UK Albums (Official Charts Company)[6] 34
UK Dance Albums (Official Charts Company)[13] 3
US Dance/Electronic Albums (Billboard)[14] 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Keating, Daryl. "Sasha - Scene Delete". Exclaim!. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
  2. ^ Tucker, Simon. "Sasha: Scene Delete – album review". Louder than War. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
  3. ^ Keeling, Ryan. "RA Reviews: Sasha - Scene Delete on LateNightTales". Resident Advisor. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  4. ^ a b c "Sasha Announces New Album 'Scene Delete': 'It's Acting as a Split in My Career'". Billboard. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Sasha goes minimal on 'Scene Delete'". Mixmag. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Sasha - Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  7. ^ a b "Sasha enlists Matthew Dear, Max Cooper and more for 'Scene Delete' remixes". Mixmag. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  8. ^ a b "Sasha Announces Scene Delete, Shares "View 2"". Pitchfork. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  9. ^ "Sasha: Scene Delete - Inverted Audio". Inverted Audio. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  10. ^ "Behind The Record - Sasha : Scene Delete". YouTube. Late Night Tales. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  11. ^ "Sasha - Scene Delete". Discogs. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  12. ^ "Sasha - Scene Delete (3xVinyl, LP, Album)". Discogs. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  13. ^ a b "Official Dance Albums Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  14. ^ a b "Sasha Chart History | Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  15. ^ a b "Late Night Tales Presents Sasha: Scene Delete by Sasha on iTunes". Apple Music. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  16. ^ "Late Night Tales Presents Sasha : Scene Delete from Late Night Tales on Beatport". Beatport. Retrieved 29 July 2018.