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1-2 Weeks
ARTIST
TITLE
Grüne Raufaser/Entr'acte Music
FORMAT
12"

LABEL
CATALOG #
CADENZA 012EP CADENZA 012EP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
10/2/2006

"After the recent deep, psychedelic excursions, the label tilts the spotlight towards the disco ball and gives us a breather in the form of two simple, spangled groovers. Even more intriguingly, Cadenza 12 sees the label family expanding with the addition of two virtually unknown production teams -- Pikaya and Andomat 3000 & Jan -- who have the unique honor of releasing their recordings on one of electronic dance music's most adventurous labels. Pikaya are the trio of Christian Kaske, Daniel Ramm and Frank Greiner. Beginning with haphazard, rolling toms, 'Grüne Raufaser' quickly builds to a gentle lilt with mournful chords reminiscent of Plaid, some rollicking trap-work, and jazzy little keyboard stabs that flash into full-blown dub echoes. Swinging like Benny Goodman on the playground, it's at once nimble and brooding, starry-eyed and tear-stained. At nine minutes long, you barely notice its subtle changes, but DJs will want to play this one all the way through to the run-out groove: it's perfect for slow-dancing with a lover at the after. Andomat 3000 & Jan are the duo of Jan Iwanitz and Andreas Wiegand, another couple of kids born in the halcyon days of free love and feathered hair. Andomat 3000 & Jan's 'Entr'acte Music' is a dark, housey number that clearly takes inspiration from Thomas Melchior: fans of Melchior's productions for Aspect Music, Perlon and Playhouse will lose themselves in the echo-drenched swirl and unhinged vocal chirps. Like those fabrics that change colors according to your body temperature, 'Entr'acte Music' is a moody chameleon: congas and upbeat keys spell tropical bliss for those in the mood for sunshine, and for those dancers with a penchant for the dark side."