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ARTIST
TITLE
Shortcake Strategy
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
TREIB 011CD TREIB 011CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
10/23/2012

Berlin-based Sub Static co-owner Falko Brocksieper presents an album for Treibstoff. Generally, an album serves one of two functions. The first being a club-centric compilation that feels a lot like listening to six EPs one after another, resulting only in the reassurance that yes, this artist can still satisfy a dancefloor. The second works as a genuine exposé of an artist's creativity, music knowledge, and intelligence, but most of all reminds us that there is a human behind the music. Shortcake Strategy is Falko Brocksieper's third full-length and it exemplifies the ladder. Though the introduction might feel like a familiar place in between synthesizers and kick drums, it's merely a beginning; not at an indication of what is to follow. Within seconds of hearing "Avoid," it doesn't take long to acknowledge this is something truly different. Heavy Day (SUS 072CD/LP), Brocksieper's last album was released in 2008 on his own Sub-Static imprint. It was, like all of the releases before, high quality tech-house. It contained moments of song-like beauty, but nonetheless remained connected to a minimalistic approach. Five years later, Falko's growth is clear. On Shortcake Strategy, fairytale-like melodies are backed with thought-provoking harmonies that pave the way for an explicitly visual experience. We have been introduced to a new face of the Berlin-based producer. Shortcake is a simple recipe. It doesn't take a lot of planning or much thought or attention when preparing it, and in the end, it will be light, fluffy, sweet, and perfectly satisfying.