Label: Detroit Underground
Cat. #: BPLCRP15
Release Date: January 18th 2016
2. Digital Identity
3. Inventer De Rève
6. We Are Data 03:59
7. Der Codex
Berlin-based producer and dj Housemeister introduces ‘Transfer’ his new full length album to be released in Detroit Underground January 18th 2016. Both cassette tape and digital formats featured. On his new work, he will give his listeners something new as he delves into a more ambient electro sound,exploring new noise and allowing echo and space to embrace him, thru 9 emotional hardware onlycompositions. Housemeister create these quality cuts live and with such passion is a testament to the German’s forward-thinking skills.
‘Darkside’ is the first of them, sleepy downtempo electro beats for starting, echoed synth hits and flanged hi hats make the pace until pulsating and spaced machine drops and funky basslines took over thearrangement. Filter sweeping, manual drum breaking and going with the flow arrangement make the rest.
Following, ‘Digital identity’ plays with asymmetrical delays and 808 toms in the beginning until massive drones and ambiences paired with bleeps and more percussion layers appears subtle. ‘Inventer de rêve’ goes more spacey, reverberated pads, square wave leads, portamento and slowed down beats made of fat kicks and sharp percussive components. A dreamy one.
‘Sternenwind’ reminds the melancholy of central Europe in the eastern front days, beautiful synth lines, concrete beats and twisted parameters to celebrate the years gone past. ‘Worms’ is again a Scifi workout with single note harmonies, abstract sound design, obsessive rhythms and old school electro touches…but at slow tempos.
“We are data” is pure kraftwerkian homage, alien arpeggios, broken beats and an industrial edge to keep things dirty.
‘Der Codex’ bring us memories of space landings and digital water, resonances, pads, drones, lotsa reverbs and drones until the beat appears surrounded by massive room and set the pace for the melodically synthetic end.
Near the end, ‘Multiversum’, revisited the early days of IDM, melting melodic synthesizers with experimental landscapes under a broken rhythm that put everything in place. Finally ‘Transfer’ end with this trip with bell like sequences, resonant bleeps and echoed drums as base while singing android synths fly over the stereo field.
A collection of sounds to transfer you to another dimension in a chilly mood but mentally and analogue induced.