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Disc 1
02 01 :10
03 00 :51
05 01 :03
06 00 :10
07 00 :58
Disc 2
01 01 :01
02 01 :05
03 01 :10
04 00 :52
05 01 :03
06 01 :05
07 01 :04
ARTIST
TITLE
Soft Wide Waist Band
FORMAT
2LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
MIRAU 001LP MIRAU 001LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
6/5/2012

This is the debut album from both the Tensnake co-run label Mirau and Iron Curtis. Three years and a string of releases on Retreat, Kolour and Mule Electronic, remixes for Jacob Korn, Ripperton and Mano Le Tough and a move to Berlin later, Johannes Paluka alias Iron Curtis has matured enough as a producer to take on the heavy burden of a "house music" album. Of course, the man has earned his four-to-the-floor stripes navigation between deep house and soulful techno leanings, but he has also managed to steer clear of genre silt. Thus, the task of creating a coherent, yet amusing album without blinkers is passed with distinction here. Soft Wide Waist Band has it roots firmly planted. It streaks all the places and spaces in the past, present and future: the basic knowledge of engineering skills honed in New York, Chicago and Detroit left its traces here as much as a touch of British freewheeling mixed with the flow and indie poetry of a German country boy who has heard of electronic pop music before (guess who sang all those lovely vocal bits on the album?). While tracks like "Inner Glow" romanticize a road trip on a Midwest interstate and "Horses" offers a ride for DJs like James Holden and Dixon alike, you will meet pieces like "The Sun" that tickles the soul boy and girl in all of us, wonky, slow-motion masterpieces ("Planetarium") or the dreamy pop beat of the album's eponym. Whatever his secret is in wandering the narrow path between the norm and its deviation, Iron Curtis seems to be able to do it blindfolded. Includes mp3 download.