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ARTIST
TITLE
The City's Collapsing (But Not Tonight)
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
LN 014CD LN 014CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
7/16/2001

"The City's Collapsing (But Not Tonight) is the first album release by (Michael) Zorn, who grew up and lives in East Berlin. Musical influences that seep through in his own work were, on the one hand, mid-eighties electronic dance and pop around Depeche Mode, but all-important has been Berlin's Hardwax record store, where he shares more than a few roots with the Din and Chain Reaction labels, from Detroit to dub reggae to British electronica. The 12 tracks of the album expand on the blue summer night mood of his first 12", fueling its relaxed electro calm with the undercurrent tension of more upbeat techno. Zorn's refined focus on atmosphere, melodic development as well as groove and rhythmic arrangement lead to a record that remains straight and accessible without becoming backward and impersonal. With its modest restraint from sound trickery, Zorn's methods and sensibility leave him plenty of room to play with ambiguities on and between all levels, which mark the main source of lasting fun for the listener. Hence, while DJ's will pick out particular favourites either for floor or lounge, the album works just as well at home, where a varied but coherent flow reveals Zorn's unique voice."