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ARTIST
TITLE
If Music Could Talk
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
ITALIC 032CD ITALIC 032CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
6/16/2003

"Once a space ship has positioned itself in orbit, its room for manoeuvring from the earth is considerably reduced. Similarly, once a music producer moves in a certain direction, public expectations quickly become restrictive, making it equally difficult to tread new paths. Some take the easy option of producing many different versions of the same piece (not just for the sake of simplicity). Others constantly work on further developing and enhancing their musical ideas. As one of the most active electronic music producers, Stefan Schwander aka Antonelli Electr., Pop Up, Swimmingpool, Rhythm_Maker, Repeat Orchestra and A Rocket In Dub could prove his instinct for the requirements of dancefloor music in numerous releases. Each new release was also an attempt to expand his tonal cosmos and perfect the simple, friendly functionality of his dance tracks. Yet functional (electronic) dance music means sacrificing the element of slowness. This was reason enough to open a new chapter with tracks that don't fit into the '4-to-the-floor' tempo and pattern: A Rocket In Dub. These tracks were developed without any pressure in terms of time or production to attempt something new or use something old in a different way. As could only be expected from Stefan Schwander, sooner or later, faster, danceable tracks emerged which however have nothing to do with obligatory Saturday night dancing: You can dance, but you don't have to. The Spartan list of numbered tracks is no less densely and functionally structured than Stefan Schwander's other productions: The tracks take their time to create warmth and depth. The music by A Rocket In Dub is also characterised by an enchanting lack of boundaries and cannot be fixed to a single genre or scene. Although it delves in various well-known and more obscure stylistic and production methods, it does without specific reference points in favour of relaxed functional freedom."