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ARTIST
TITLE
City Wasteland
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
PHP 038CD PHP 038CD
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RELEASE DATE
6/9/2009

This is the debut full-length album from Dresden's Sebastian Lohse aka Break SL. After two very successful 12"s on Philpot, Break SL has already defined his own universe of sounds and proper production skills, and City Wasteland proves this is a young talent to watch. After the smooth introduction with house-rooted strings, piano and sweet FM-synthesis, he explores the deepest territory of Detroit-influenced techno with "Weird Dancer," followed by a lush playground atmosphere over beatdown excursions on "Kids." The track "My Love Is For U" introduces us to the voice of Syjana, singing a duet with Lohse himself. "Break It" pushes musical boundaries even further, with 4-to-the-floor, funked-up electro and meandering soundscapes, reminiscent of B12 and the likes. Next is "Laguna Seca" from his second 12" on Philpot -- a track that has already made it onto various charts, and a true masterpiece. "Dirtbomb" has some nice edges and a dark feeling to it. Hovering samples and a raw, dirty feel on the drums gives the whole track a very subtle blues, but the following "Slowmotion" pours oil on troubled water with the sort of endless, floating euphoria we sometimes miss on the floors of today. "Trombone" is taken from Break SL's debut 12" -- a hidden gem of sparkling arpeggios, driving chords and a serious beat now appearing in a different version on this album. "Move!" is filled with old-school techno galore, while "Searching" takes the tempo down a bit, still keeping it funky, moody, and mellow, with Syjana's voice rounding it all out beautifully. The "Outro" breaks it up for the last time, leaving you stunned by the overall atmosphere and variety of moods.