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ARTIST
TITLE
Peruments
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
METEO 020CD METEO 020CD
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RELEASE DATE
5/1/2006

Berlin-based Daniel Meteo runs his own experimental dub label Meteosound, and this is his debut solo release. Meteo has already graced a surprising number of records under a variety of guises, keeping his finger in plenty of delicious musical pies in pursuit of that elusive moment of aural bliss. Above and beyond championing Berlin's local electronic music scene, Meteo has added his spin to the likes of Apparat, Orb, Dntel and Masha Qrella as a remixer, and drives the beats of the dub/hip-hop/electronica duo Bus. Nevertheless, some part of his musical spectrum remained unexplored -- for almost as long as Daniel can remember, a folder called "Peruments" (Peru meets government) has been hiding in the depth of his hard drive, a black hole eager to swallow all those fragments and ideas too wayward and personal to find their way into one of his many collaborations. These would be entirely sample- and vocal-free ideas tinkered with and fine-tuned in many obsessive marathon sessions. Searching for an element of soul found in artists such as Barrington Levy, Theo Parrish, Marvin Gaye or Flabba Holt, Daniel decided on an ambitious experiment, using Peruments to square the circle between club, dub/downbeat, house and his most personal tracks and experimental excursions. While his own secret favorite track "Goodbye, Nice Try" is left to meander over leisurely convolute rhythms and the chopped up "Peruments" rewinds everything back to its origins, other tracks see snippets of traditional guitars slip back into the mix for brief, touching forays into the intricate melodies of Meteo's inner and outer realms. Fragile dub structures provide temporary scaffolding for his sonic digressions and even the album's obvious club tracks systematically search for breaks in the break, to then, after intricate diversions from the track's basic beat, bounce their way back onto the dancefloor. This is Daniel Meteo's long-secret document, finally brought to light.