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ARTIST
TITLE
Empty/Lohn & Brot
FORMAT
12"

LABEL
CATALOG #
LIEBE 014EP LIEBE 014EP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
12/4/2006

"According to their policy of promoting fresh talent, Liebe Detail feature 20 year-old Italian Angelo Battilani from Ravenna on the flipside. His tack here is not as empty as the track title suggests, although you can certainly label it 'minimal,' in which 'Empty' is not referring to the genre so much in a deranged afterhour sense. It rather focuses on highly dynamic beats, which slightly shift during the course of nine-and-a-half minutes. Using only a few, precisely set elements, Battilani turns this one into a rocking tool that, despite its straightforwardness, manages to roll flexibly. After Phillip Sollmann aka Efdemin has finished his studies at the Institute For Computer music in Vienna, he moved to Berlin, where he has found a lot of opportunities to engage himself intensively with techno and house again. Where Efdemin's earlier production work was rather focused on slow, abstract house in the vein of Theo Parrish, he has now turned to a more functional approach without losing his special sense for deepness. Efdemin's sound design has become a lot more unobscured and differentiated. And he knows how to adjust old school influences to contemporary listening habits, which makes 'Lohn & Brot' the sublime hit one could only expect from Efdemin."