Cologne meets Berlin in Seattle on the debut longplayer for Jeff Samuel. 'Step' is released next month on Trapez.
Jeff Samuel is the Seattle-based minimal techno and tech house producer who's had releases on Poker Flat, Trapez and Spectral Sound. Most recently he provided the bounce on a remix of Phonique's 'The Gift' for Simple Records. Although a video game sound effects engineer by trade, Samuel's music is anything but bleep techno, characterised instead by deep minimal grooves, surging basslines and hints of warmth and melody.
After several 12"s for Trapez and its limited offshoot, next month Samuel returns to the Cologne fold for his debut album. On 'Step' Samuel continues down the melodic path taken on past releases such as 'Bork' and 'Endpoint' but also introduces new elements such as strings and even the odd broken beat. He also delivers more jacking numbers such as 'Off the Mark' and 'Those were the Days'.
'Step' will be released both as a double vinyl package and on CD with three additional tracks included on the CD version.
Jeff Samuel 'Step' CD Tracklist
1. The Punchline in C++/Those Were The Days
2. Right Then and There
3. Month 2 Month
4. Power Ballard
5. You Will Never Know
6. The Cave
7. Night Ride
8. Just Try
9. Off the Mark
10. I Think They Are Trying to Say Something
Jeff Samuel 'Step' Vinyl LP Tracklist
A1 Off the Mark
A2 Night Ride
B1 Those were the Days
B2 Right Then and There
C1 You Will Never Know
C2 The Cave
D Month 2 month
Jeff Samuel 'Step' is released on Trapez on November 13, 2006.