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ARTIST
TITLE
Touch
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
KOMP 036CD KOMP 036CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
12/6/2004

"Three years ago, Michael said he was working on an LP, but it never arrived. He was unable to fully concentrate; three times he started, and three times he stopped. In the end, he made the entire thing in just three weeks, locked in isolation from the angry summer weather. Its rainfall samples were captured during those nights, as it constantly pounded down on his back yard. His stunning, sensual mix CDs -- Kompakt Koln Prasentiert Michael Mayer, Immer, Speicher CD1 + CD2 and Fabric 13 -- his involvement in the MinTech-Boygroup Forever Sweet (together with Tobias Thomas & Reinhard Voigt) and string of powerful singles for Kompakt that include the Schaffel classic 'Love Is Stronger Than Pride' -- are its foundations. He likens Touch's making to throwing up; at first there is pressure, and then there is relief. It sounds honest, true, whole, and complete. On it, you hear the music of his past, and the spirit of his present. Alan Parsons, The Steve Miller Band, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, acid, New York deep house, movie scores, and thirteen years of techno are there. It's the soundtrack of a Scorpio: sinister, sweet, tender, and sleek. For its title Touch he wanted to reflect his reality, his constant meeting of people, the forging of partnerships, and reliance on contact. He needed something simple, to capture these hazy, crazy DJ days forever. Touch is Michael Mayer's debut album."