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ARTIST
TITLE
Going Through Phases
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
STATLER 009CD STATLER 009CD
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RELEASE DATE
5/16/2006

This is the debut release from the collaborative duo of Lars Pellarin and Kim Lenler. Pellarin co-runs the label Statler & Waldorf and is producer and member of Printer, while Lenler has had a long association with the Danish techno community as a DJ in the early '90s and as current assistant at the music organization Subotnick. The working thesis for Going Through Phases was to make a new sort of R'n'B for the experimental techno label Chain Reaction. Well aware that it would never end up anywhere near that, you can still find distinct elements from both worlds in the music: small samples of old hip-hop as well as soul and hiphouse. Acidic 303 synth lines and experimental dub techniques pave the way forward in a hearty techno tradition. Vocal lines dubbed to indistinctive atmospheric echoes and steady double-layered drum tracks reveal the Basic Channel affection. Everything is made as live recording sessions, resulting in an archive with more than 80 different recordings, and at least three different threads of styles. The editing and selection process has been as important and difficult as the actual recording and production. To make the link between their electronic background and contemporary pop, various vocalists have been invited to join the project, including Raz Ohara, Danish band Antenne and Pernille Pang. The album also features a highly original rendition of a song by Sweden's The Plan.