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TART 001CD TART 001CD
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3/2/2010

This is the debut full-length release by Hamburg-based Wareika, which consists of members Jakob Seidensticker, Florian Schirmacher, and Henrik Raabe. Starting with EPs for well-known quality labels such as Eskimo Recordings, Future Classic, liebe*detail, Motivbank and Connaisseur, and providing something special for compilations like Satoshi Tomiie's famous Renaissance, Wareika's work has inspired people around the world. "Ascending/Descending" is a trip into a world of 7/8 rhythms, nevertheless keeping your feet moving, and with the way-down-to-Africa 5/4 groove caravan "Baracuda," a fish is able to swim in the sand. Throughout the album, Wareika create a powerful formation back-to-back as a band, constantly developing their musical approach -- so they picked up some field recordings, or solo piano interludes, and even made some special album versions. "Men Village" appears here in a live version, "One Nation" is featured in a special album version, and of course, the rare 10-minute jazztastic improvisation on "Riders On The Storm" gives this album the intimate feeling of having an eclectic ensemble playing for you -- be it in your living room, or on a festival stage -- like the smasher "Burnin'" implies. Programmed electronics, human voices and the feeling of touching instruments with your ears mingle in a groove that will make you wanna dance in a circle around a campfire. There is a dubby warmth and friendliness to this record, along with a naturalistic bent that curls tendrils of flora around a minimalistic, percussive, tribal stem.