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ARTIST
TITLE
Blending Days
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
KUPEI 002CD KUPEI 002CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
12/10/2007

"After a series of extraordinary releases on the legendary Force Tracks label, Berlin resident Michael Siegle debuts on Kupei with his second full-length. Aptly titled Blending Days, the album is full of deep chords, reverberated delays and multilayered organic sounds. It captures a desire to bring seductive melodies and harmonies -- as well as -- sensation and elegance back to minimal house. Siegle's voice adds a very distinctive, bittersweet element to his crafty blend of indie-pop and stylish disco-house. Tracks like 'Conspicuous' provide a perfect backdrop for equally dour days -- the kind of music one will play while driving the Autobahn on an overcast autumn day. The funky little noise sounds add a very interesting offbeat to the tight kick and bass grooves. Instrumentals like 'Karussell Der Puppen' provide us with a more dub feel, adding synth-disco stabs and rumbling bass to the mix. His best talent, however, lies in providing great fragmented hooks throughout the record. Whether it is a catchy repetitive vocal line, synth-stab or melodic bass line, he sounds very comfortable in his own skin -- unpretentious. This fragile quality makes his production aesthetic more closely connected to the indie scene than to the slick, usually superficial Berlin party house scene."