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ARTIST
TITLE
Superstructure
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
LI 008CD LI 008CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
2/7/2006

This is the premiere collaboration between Christopher Dell and Roman Flügel (Alter Ego, Eight Miles High). Brace yourself for Superstructure, an incredible poly-stylistic fusion of jazz, hip-hop, glitch, dub and techno. Flanger devotees will be drawn to the pair's like-minded genre-defying approach, with Dell's sparkling vibes a recurring focal point throughout the album's nine adventurous tracks. The wild, vibes-drums duet "Miniaturisation" suggests the playful outcome of a lost Frank Zappa-meets-Thelonious Monk session, the mysterious "Wolkenbügel" marries clip-clopping tom-tom rhythms with Hancock-flavoured Rhodes ruminations, and "4 Door Body Cell" offers bright minimal techno bolstered by lashing handclaps and frenzied cymbal patterns. Distinguished by a rich array of soft gamelan tinklings and burnished trumpet musings, the jazz-tinged stuttering hip-hop of "Urban Practise" is equally arresting, with Dell's cascading vibes detouring into an oblique solo that would do Monk proud. Bookended by the glitchy soul-jazz and clipped syncopations of the warm opener "Superstructure" and the darker, hypnotic glitch-dub of "Dirty Realism," this remarkably assured album inhabits a unique computer-enhanced interzone of futuristic sounds.