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3-4 Weeks
ARTIST
TITLE
Teufelswerk
FORMAT
3LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
GIGOLO 250LP GIGOLO 250LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
6/9/2009

Deluxe gatefold 3LP version. International Deejay Gigolo label-head DJ Hell presents Teufelswerk (trans. "Devil's Work") -- Hell's masterpiece and a towering double album follow-up to 2004's NY Muscle and his breakthrough 1998 opus, Munich Machine. Across 16 exquisite tracks divided into two themes, "Night" and "Day," Hell weaves an intoxicating spell. "Night" sees Hell in more familiar nocturnal surroundings as Detroit and Chicago grooves battle the ghosts of Kraftwerk, Neu! and DAF with notable vocal contributions from Bryan Ferry and P. Diddy. On the "Day" half we find celestial vocals cascading around acoustic guitar figures as a motorik rhythm propels it ever skywards, sharing space, spiritually at least, with Pink Floyd, Hawkwind and Can. With assistance from Peter Kruder of Kruder & Dorfmeister, Christian Prommer, &Me, and Anthony Rother, Hell states: "The album is very personal," he says. "All my knowledge is there. I went back really far to the early '70s. I don't think I can make a better record." Coming from Hell, whose life mirrors his art, that's saying something. A cultural chameleon with an encyclopaedic musical knowledge and a bold sense of style, Hell has carved a reputation as the Warhol -- or should that be War-hell? -- of our generation. When Hell launched his International Deejay Gigolo empire in 1996, his rebellious creative streak gave the label a punk DIY aesthetic. An open-ended techno imprint with a natural pop sensibility, Gigolo immediately stood out and attracted like-minded artists such as Fischerspooner, Vitalic, Miss Kittin & The Hacker, Tiga, even the Pet Shop Boys, Jeff Mills and Dopplereffekt. Teufelswerk is a musical odyssey that is the sonic cumulative whole of DJ Hell's entire career.