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ARTIST
TITLE
Hotel Novalis
FORMAT
2LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
FM 010LP FM 010LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
8/6/2013

Frank Music proudly presents Johannes Albert's debut LP Hotel Novalis. Emerging from the deep-down Spessart woods in southern Germany, he has been doing his thing since the mid-'90s as a charming house DJ. Remember the golden days of NYC, Strictly Rhythm, Masters at Work, and the likes? After some years of dropping the records he loves, he decided to add some more spice to the soup, starting to work on his own house tracks, released on vinyl by the White label and through his own imprint, Frank Music, amongst others. A couple of 12" records later, and his first album is ready to hit the game. It's a ride full of happy house music: refreshing piano accords. Bumpin' drum machine rhythms and almost friendly acid lines. Johannes is not afraid of going into the deep as well as sending the dancers into rave mode. To take things down, the Frank Music caretaker uses beat-down-ish elements on "Muskrat Susie" or "Symptoms of the Feel Good" which own a hint of Flying Lotus and STL. Don't forget some cheesiness between the lines on "Where the Green Sings." I know what you thinking, but there's no retro in here -- just warm summer vibes. Hotel Novalis is like a good night out. You start slowly, get into the mood, raise your hands during a climax and get home safely with a smile in your eye. So press play and enjoy the trip.