LOW STOCK LEVEL
Sheet of Rane
Dürerstuben makes a serious maneuver on Pampa and this EP is the Berlin duo's most sophisticated statement yet. "Gscheids Planet" unfolds with a deceptive intro, click-clackety downtempo stomps and crunchy snares beneath a tender vocoder coo, just when some muted guitar plucks burst into robo-synths. "Haeckles Kosmos" is punctuated with bouncy parallel fifths straight out of the Italo orient. "Freiherr in der Wall" hinges upon syncopated, faltering beatbox rhythms, a swaggering bass line and fluttering arpeggiation. For fans of Metro Area, Zapp, Tensnake, or Survivor.