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ARTIST
TITLE
Ligeia
FORMAT
12"

LABEL
CATALOG #
AES 002EP AES 002EP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
7/31/2020

New release by one of Berlin's most unique and longstanding producers. Patrick Stottrop's activities are at the heart and foundation of Berlin's techno sound, active since 1996 and founder of Zhark Recordings, he's been pushing and challenging the definition of dance music since its inception. On this release the title track "Legeia" as well as the tracks "Die Erwartung" and "Richmond" were taken from The Garden of Time LP recording session from 2019. These three tracks set the prevailing mood for two subsequent cuts, "Horus" and "Sorcerer". While Richmond follows a more andante direction "Legeia" presents a unique combination of drones engulfed in a wild and hectic technoid percussive inferno. "Die Erwartung" on the other hand might resemble in its overall mood the Rheingold Prelude (in a higher register) with its drone like strings layer build up. While "Horus" and "Sorcere" are recent tracks form Kareem's current live set and were recently arranged to fit into the EP format. Both tracks build on static percussive hostility and climax towards their middle parts to an overall acoustic orgy of reverberating string strikes and high-pitched drone oscillations. An overall grand addition to his continuously growing and ecstatic catalog.