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ARTIST
TITLE
Machinekiss
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
KKS 001LP KKS 001LP
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RELEASE DATE
7/14/2017

Kalakuta Soul Records present the Homewreckers' new full-length album, Machinekiss. The Ruhr valley-raised trio has been heavily involved in the underground dance music scene for many years and the soulfulness of their output is unquestioned. Now, Machinekiss might come as their masterpiece. Recorded over the course of three years, the album's nine tracks evolved out of a long, in-depth investigation of blues and funk recordings from 1910 to 1980. As the sole sonic sources, the musicians -- Johannes Ehmann, Gregor Pottmeier, and Krischan Wesenberg -- use their own music collections, making the work a reflection of their personal and collaborative history and backgrounds. Micro particles of guitar chords, organ sounds, and drum elements reappear in new contexts and are fused with contemporary synthesizer and bass motifs. The results are deep, rhythmic, complex, and eccentric, leading the listener into the melancholic, more obscure sides of urban life. The Homewreckers have previously released on Thee Blak Label/Radikal Fear (Chicago), Groove Attack Productions (Cologne), Unique Records (Düsseldorf), and Circus Company (Paris). Featured artists: Johannes Ehmann - bass, digging, sampling, arrangement, slicing; Gregor Pottmeier - organs, reeds, fractured sampling, dequantization; Krischan Wesenberg - drums, engineering, shaping, balancing. Comes in gatefold sleeve; Edition of 500.