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ARTIST
TITLE
Iyéwaye
FORMAT
12"

LABEL
CATALOG #
SVT 149EP SVT 149EP
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RELEASE DATE
5/12/2015

With Iyéwaye, his first solo EP since the 2014 release of his fifth album, I Am OK (SVT 131LP), Oliver Koletzki appears in a new, but not altogether unfamiliar light; not since his breakthrough in 2005 with Der Mückenschwarm has Koletzki sounded this hard. But even here, in the techno realm, Koletzki demonstrates his inimitable sense for melody; thus, the gloomy, driving framework of "Iyéwaye" is lit up by a crystal-clear synth-sequence. Similarly, "Ipuza," which hypnotizes by way of reduction and repetition, is funky at its core thanks to a rolling tribal groove. Functional, but with heart and soul.