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ARTIST
TITLE
Monday Brain
FORMAT
2LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
HYPE 048LP HYPE 048LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
10/30/2015

Very few artists have influenced the sound of house and techno as much as Roman Flügel. Active since the early '90s under various aliases, Flügel is widely revered as a DJ, live performer, producer, remixer, intellectual, and record label owner. The record labels he helped found -- Ongaku, Klang, and Playhouse -- are pivotal imprints in the electronic music scene, and his ability to gracefully incorporate and master most styles of 4/4 has seen him create in genres ranging through techno, house, electro, ambient, IDM, downtempo, and acid house. Respected both as a solo artist and collaborator, this veteran of the scene now presents an incredible double vinyl release for Hypercolour. Monday Brain contains six tracks of highly polished techno/electronica covering a range of tempos and styles. Flügel demonstrates his ability to morph his sound with the times, and displays his breadth of sound-design magnificently over the release. Opener "Teenage Engineering" explores cosmic IDM sensibilities and builds in harmony and texture for a fine example of Flügel's melodic sound, while "Make It Happen" captures more psychedelic touches over a solid groove. "Man Sees the Face, God Sees the Heart" goes as deep as its title suggests, as rhythmic sounds melodically ride over minimal beats and luscious bass in a stirring slice of modern electronica; "Church of Dork" wigs out like the very best Chicago house records, its synth motif worming around the jacked-up beats. "Picnic for Players" comes ready with blissful and melancholic riffs, dipped in warm reverb for a classic-sounding piece, before the work closes in fine style with the shadowy "Vegetarian Leather Jackets." Flügel once again displays his effortless knack for creating timeless dance music.