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ARTIST
TITLE
Grossstadtmarchen
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
SVT 037CD SVT 037CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
10/13/2009

This is Berlin-based techno/house DJ/producer Oliver Koletzki's highly-anticipated second album for Stil Vor Talent. Großstadtmärchen is an electronic album of the finest proportions, and finds the artist fully committed to his roots, which can be traced back to the pop music of the '80s and '90s, while still transporting the fresh energy of today's electronic music productions. Also featured on this record are a wide variety of contributors: Mieze Katz from the German electro-pop outfit MIA, the hot German pop-rock-singer Axel Bosse, critically-acclaimed indie band Kate Mosh, as well as newcomers like Fran, Pyur and Juli Holz. The result is 10 songs that easily fluctuate between catchy pop tracks, modern house grooves and '80s synthesizer pop, while still maintaining the Koletzkieske sound dynamic. "This Is Leisure" is based around Mieze Katz's sexy voice and a seductive guitar song-pattern. "Zuckerwatte" is a very fine electro-pop tune, and "Kusskompatibel" and "Warschauer Straße" harken to the artist's first years in Berlin and his love for house music. "Hypnotized" is a great, shining bright light of pop music that has already made massive waves in Germany. "Headshaped Box" encapsulates what indietronic sounds like in the year 2009: symphonic, melodic and simply unique, and "These Habits" is a downbeat, trip-hop groove, featuring the wonderful vocals of 17 year-old Pyur. Last up is a bonus track: Oliver Koletzki remixes "Nimm Mich Mit" by the electronic boy-band Die Raketen. Oliver Koletzki is not your average techno producer. His productions and his sense for original music also have a deep rooting within pop culture. Thus, Großstadtmärchen is the logical consequence from two decades of intense musical production. Here comes a mature, yet still playful pop album that manages to combine many different influences into one harmonious oeuvre.