Jeandado opens with a heart-warming, melancholic synth solo that positions his track clearly in the glorious realms of pop. With striking toms and a burning bassline this piece tells the story of a life.
The A side continues with Universum, a beautifully leftfield perspective on electronic music. In old memories of a genre called synth pop the universe unfolds in front of your eyes (and ears). Ludwig Zibell's track sets a landmark for a very special place in Köln: the Herkulesberg, a so called "Trümmerberg" of post-war debris in the center of the city. This special scenery gave the inspiration for his slowly progressing piece of intense deep techno art. "Switcheroo" by Diom celebrates reduction. Hypnotic chimes and subtle changes echo the compositions of musicians like Steve Reich and other representatives of the minimal music scene.
A1 Jeandado - Was Wäre Unser Leben Ohne Die Wirren Unserer Jugend
A2 Rosainblau - Universum
B1 Ludwig Zibell - Herkulesberg
B2 Diom - Switcheroo
Catalog ID: SMM001
Vinyl release: February 21st 2014
Digital release: November 15th 2014
Format: 12in / 33 rpm
Mastering: Jörg Burger
Cover / Labels: 4c