PRICE: $15.50


Kleinschmager Audio is the studio project of DJ/audio engineer Jörn Kleinschmager and producer Niklas Worgt (Dapayk, Marek Bois), and this is their first full-length release. Since the late '90s, Kleinschmager and Worgt have constantly exchanged their thoughts, concepts and visions about sound in general and club music in specific. Merging the ideas of a long-time DJ with the experience of a studio producer is always a suspenseful undertaking, and often the outcome remains uncertain. But besides talking about music, performing at different venues and also organizing their own events, a studio project by Kleinschmager and Worgt has never been out of range -- it was just a matter of time. In 2007, their first 12" was released on Mo's Ferry sub-label Rrygular, entitled Audio1. But this was just a starting point for an open series of DJ tools to be advanced and perfected over the following years. After the release of Audio2 in the summer of 2008, and Audio3 in early 2009, Kleinschmager Audio felt ready to work on a full-length album: all tracks from their three 12"s are included in album edit versions, as well as four exclusive tracks. Drawing an arc over an almost 10-year collaboration, they combined outlines from the early sessions back in 1999 with recent ideas, older tracks were polished, and the newest pieces were reviewed again to receive a timeless touch. All this effort makes Audiology a kind of retrospective and a future-oriented work all in one. At the same time, the focus is always on sound, as the album title implies. Like working on a research project, it's about forming an overall sound by scaling each element down to its essence. The album plays around with minimal, deconstructs techno, peers at dub and martyrs house with the inherent structure. This is everything you love about dance music boiled down to its barest elements -- a dissection of rhythm, and an examination of the chemical components of what makes people move. Kleinschmager Audio's Audiology is a DJ album as profound as the changes in electronic music within the last decade.