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ARTIST
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Chicago
FORMAT
CD

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DIAL 021CD DIAL 021CD
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RELEASE DATE
6/8/2010

After the huge success of his self-titled debut in 2007, Chicago is the second album by Berlin-based producer/DJ Efdemin. Chicago, the artist's contribution to urban blues, contains 10 tracks as a result of Phillip Sollmann's immersion into his own archives and experiences -- may it be as a singer in a band years ago, composing theatre-music or playing as a DJ in clubs all over the globe. Each incarnation deals with various influences, although always expressing his unique sense for deepness and his love for dance music. There is jazz, there is house, there is techno and there are his instruments: cello, zither, drums, percussion, organ, synths, drum-machines and several small things like flutes and pipes. Besides techno itself, there are many important influences in Efdemin's music, from different sources and other times -- a cosmos of music that has followed him for a long time and influenced his drifting and melancholic approach to producing electronic dance music, be it the otherworldly music of Chicago-based Sun Ra, the minimalistic jazz/world-music-studies of Don Cherry, the enterprising tape music of Basil Kirchin or the microtonal instruments of Harry Partch. Is this a Chicago house record? No! But the Windy City was the starting point to blow the cosmos with such abstract, lovely music developed in a thousand directions. Arts, literature, architecture, jazz, American folk music, hip-hop, Chicago seems to be the source of reference for so many important movements crossing Efdemin's work.