Kreidler are set to release their eighth full-length, entitled Mosaik 2014, later this year.
The group, who are comprised of Thomas Klein, Andreas Reihse and Detlef Weinrich, have been releasing their own brand of electronic fusion for 15 years now, marrying live instrumentation with effects and modern post-production techniques to create their jazzy futurist sound. After releasing their previous albums on Hamburg's now defunct Wonder imprint, they were picked up by Italic's Marc Knauer, who previously released one of their seven-inch releases back in 1995.
Reihse has said that his "secret wish was that the new Kreidler album would merge the harmonic richness of the Eve Future albums with the directness of Kreidler live onstage," and it does indeed represent Kreidler's live performances much more, mostly due to the fact that most of the album was recorded in a week of live sessions. According to Reihse, listeners can expect the record to emit "longing, solace, fulfillment. In other words, big emotions."
Below is a video trailer produced to showcase the album, and we've also had a quick chat with the band to ask what we can expect from the record, and what exactly they've been up to in the five years since the last Kreidler full-length.
It's been five years since your last album on Wonder. What have you been up to in the meantime?
We produced the soundtrack for the movie Durchfahrtsland, and we worked on solo projects: Thomas as Solyst, Andreas as April and BadFrench (with Kiki Moorse/Chicks On Speed), Detlef as Tolouse Low Trax and he is running a club in Düsseldorf called Salon des Amateurs, where he is responsible for the musical/artistic program. Also we've been DJing a lot.
What can listeners expect from Mosaik 2014?
Sequences, rhythms, percussion, melodies and a massive groove.
How did the hook up with Italic come about?
We've known Marc Knauer since the beginning of Kreidler. He released our 7-inch called Kookaï in 1995, and in 1997 the Re-Sport EP on his Stewardess imprint, which later became Italic. Good old Düsseldorf connections and friendship.
Is there much live instrumentation on the new record?
Synths, sampler, FX, bass, percussion and drums - all recorded live, then mixed in the computer.
What music have you guys been listening to lately, and has that influenced the new material?
Many different genres, like always. Maybe a bit focused on a special kind of club music - not like the usual or mainstream idea of the dance floor as an instrument of exclusion and expulsion, but as a come-together. From selected independent stuff – let's say danceable or dandy – to ethnic African music, from German styles of the '70s and '80s to European disco.
04. Brass Cannon
05. High Wichita
06. European Grey
07. Doom Boys
08. Impressions D'Afrique
09. Luminous Procuress
Italic will release Kreidler's Mosaik 2014 in October.