New Berlin talent Efdemin’s debut artist album mixes up minimal, deep house and techno with a fine attention to detail.
Efdemin is the moniker of Phillip Sollmann, who’s just finished up his studies at the Institute For Computer Music in Vienna (there’s an Institute for Computer Music in Vienna? Who knew?) We don’t know if he finished at the top of his class, but judging by his output last year, he probably graduated: 2006 was a very successful year for Efdemin: his track ‘Bergwein’ became something of an underground summer anthem (It placed at #13 in our Top 30 Tracks of 2006). He also landed himself a residency at the Berlin’s clubbing axis Panoramabar, while he also plays regular sets at Cityfox in Zurich, often together with RNDM, with whom he records as Pigon.
The ten tracks of his untitled debut include experimental minimalism, deep house and straight techno, and features the previously released tracks ‘Lohn & Brot’ and ‘Bergwain’ as well as eight new cuts. The album arrives on Hamburg’s Dial Records since 2004, home of likeminded lush technoists Pantha Du Prince and Lawrence, which should clue you into his sound. Also watch out for Efdemin’s ‘Acid Bells’ released on Belgian label Curle, which will be released at the same time as the album.
Efdemin – ‘Untitled’ tracklist
1. Knocking at the Grand
2. Lohn & Brot
3. Le Ratafia
4. Acid Bells (Album Version)
5. Back to School
6. Stately, Yes.
7. Further Back
8. Salix Alba
9. April Fools
Efdemin will DJing and playing a couple of rare live sets around this month, including an album release party at Pudel in Hamburg on April 21st. If you’re into new ways of DJs putting together house and techno, RA recommends checking him out. He’s one to watch in 2007.
Efdemin tour dates
03 March, Camera Club, Vienna
16 March, Discopalermo, Munich
17 March, Watergate, Berlin
28 March, Watergate, Berlin (My My & Friends)
31 March, Fritz Radio Show (Anja Schneider)
31 March, Watergate, Berlin (w. Herbert, Marc Schneider, K. Kleemann)
06 April, Dial Night, Hamburg (w. Lawrence, C. Jost, PDP)
07 April, Nitsa, Barcelona
13 April, Warszaw
14 April, Poland
21 April, Pudel, Hamburg
28 April, Coney Island, Leipzig
Efdemin's debut will be released on May 7th on Dial Records.