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ARTIST
TITLE
Switch Off The Soap Opera
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
STRIKE 061CD STRIKE 061CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
6/21/2005

Berliner techno-minimalist guru Peter Grummich's new album Switch Off The Soap Opera. After almost twenty years of DJing, Grummich looks a lot like someone who is concealing a shoddy rave monster that crept into him the past decade or so. He likes to wade barefoot in the bass since his is cushioned quite well and is nice on your skin, three or four layers as it is. Grummich trips rather seldom, instead he varies in dance-like tiptoe steps, steady-paced. If he loses his tact the robots are likely to be blamed, showing us that he doesn't lack humor as minimal musicians often like to make us believe. He could have succeeded as a carnie hypnotist with those eyes of his; instead he gazes deeply into the soul of his tracks until they are graced with the hypnotic spark that emanates from his ear. This happens when the layers find their synapse equilibrium in loops, which shouldn't be all too innocent for the brain when those big waves are set in motion. The setting is a bit stuffy since there are a lot of danceable sounds putting the room under pressure, but hey, at least it's never cold. Airing out only occurs when the party is had, which surely comes from a true minimal jump-off of this sort.