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ARTIST
TITLE
Realitivity
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
SWS 019CD SWS 019CD
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RELEASE DATE
6/10/2014

Realitivity is Kabale und Liebe's debut album. As a successful DJ and producer, co-owner of the irrepressible Soweso record label (launched in 2009 with fellow Dutchman, Lauhaus), Liron van Daalen (aka Kabale und Liebe) is constantly striving for the highest level of quality throughout everything he does. After building up a solid following DJing across the Netherlands, by 2007, just a few years after he had started producing, he released "Mumbling Yeah," which was named "Track of the Year" by Resident Advisor and established him as a notable producer. Since then, his music has emerged on esteemed labels such as Rush Hour, Souvenir, Rejected and Strictly Rhythm. After various singles and EP releases, this debut album heralds a change in direction for the Dutch master. Switching from software-based music programming to exclusively working on hardware has given him a new lease on life, creating a renewed sense of excitement about music and inspiring him to work on the biggest project of his career so far. Realitivity is based on the notion that everybody's reality is relative to their own personal interpretation. In the context of the album, the music on offer is open to interpretation, avoiding genre specifics and representing Liron's diverse personal tastes. The productions are raw and typically groovy, the result of numerous jam sessions in the studio -- recorded in one take and run through his analog mixing desk. Listeners can expect a refreshingly human feel to all of the tracks and a few surprises. Opening with the gently bubbling and unfurling "Intro to Mindmanifest," the album then starts in earnest with the funked-up techno of "The Hunter," with its shuffling beat and dappled synths, before "Dim" builds and builds into a solid house groove, inflected with warmth and emotion. "Bats 'N Butterflies" injects an African rhythm into Liron's pulsating house invention before "Lima Sweet Dreams" offers a more melancholic, introverted melody that soothes across a sparse staccato beat. Tracks such as "Fat'ish' Ass (Twerk Track)" highlight Liron's unique take on booty bass, injecting house rhythms into the rump-shaking formula, while "Can I Have S'Amore" cranks up the groove for a more driving techno version of the Kabale und Liebe sound. "Sammy Hoboken" and "Nordlove (Instrumental Version) are two tracks full of swinging, Detroit-style strings, melody, passion, and that all-important KuL groove. "Pop Artro" shakes things up, providing a short yet totally absorbing abstract interlude before the powerful bass intensity of "Too Many Circuses, Not Enough Freaks." Finally, Liron once again shows off his maverick studio flair, this time re-wiring old school electro-bass with "1535'08 10" and providing us with another facet to his kaleidoscopic production talent.