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ARTIST
TITLE
Precious
FORMAT
LP+CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
SUOL 006LP SUOL 006LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
6/9/2015

How did the myth surrounding the proverbial "difficult second album" come about? And who first started the rumor that you have a lifetime to finish the first album, but two years at most for the second? It's likely that all these platitudes simply got churned out of the cliché machine at some stage, but the fact remains: they are out there and they sometimes make life tough for musicians. But not for Till von Sein. The German DJ and producer simply approached the dictatorship of the schedule with a shoulder shrug; stress rolled off him like water off a duck's back, and he follows up his 2011 full-length debut, #LTD (SUOL 003CD), with Precious. But isn't Tilly the guy whose tour schedules barely leaves any corner of the earth untouched? That's right. In reality, the years between #LTD and Precious were compressed into a time frame during which other artists on the scene manage to put out a few EPs and remixes at most. More importantly, von Sein's Precious is not merely a follow-up: von Sein has re-calibrated himself and re-assessed his approach to creating an album. He sums up his approach to recording this release with unambiguous brevity: "I wanted the album to get to the point." While its predecessor could be described as performing a loyal service to the functional aspects of house, the tracks on this album dance to the ever-changing tune of their author. Precious effortlessly does its name justice, forming a collection of interpretations of all the musical treasures that have left the deepest impression on von Sein as an artist. The album shifts between house, R'n'B, and soul-inflected pop, stylishly connecting the most remote bpms and succeeding where many others have failed in combining dancefloor compatibility with a touch of songwriter inspiration and even airplayability. Features appearances from Kid Enigma, Russoul, The Black 80s, Diamond Setter & Maria Leonard, Mr. V, and Meggy. Only available in LP+CD format.