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ARTIST
TITLE
Helion
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
HEIM 013LP HEIM 013LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
2/14/2000

"Heiko Bruchhaus, the 26 year old student of German, is already Heimelektro Ulm's 3rd artist living in Stuttgart. The variety of music happening in Stuttgart's living rooms is really astonishing, considering the electronic house and hip hop monoculture and the absence of any underground in its nightlife. But maybe this is the reason why the music on Dopamin's first release is misplaced alongside modern electro or commercial dance stuff. Heiko tells us that his roots are in classical music (as you can hear in his samples), sophisticated pop music (like Eno, Bowie, Talking Heads), and mid-90s trip hop; but that does not solve the miracle of various old fashioned tracks. The entire album was produced on a very basic Ensoniq EPS (no additional equipment), certainly not a machine that is politically correct with today's electronic artists. The very basic sound work shows through everything, but the strengths of the album are a direct result of these limited opportunities. While many of the actual 'modern' hi-tech electro productions don't show musical inspiration despite their extensive sound work and very complicated beats, Heiko eschews technical gimmicks and concentrates on the song concept. Producing with such basic equipment is certainly much closer to the underground roots of techno than today's electronica mainstream."