Christian Hilscher and Nico Plagemann want to make you cry. There’s no other explanation for the chord changes that they used in August’s Connaisseur smash ‘Tristesse’ and there’s no other explanation for the similar heartstring-pulling that goes on ‘Eskapade,’ the A-side to their newest 12” on Diynamic.
The moment of blissful release comes a little less than halfway in, as the track’s bassline gives up its quick stabs, casually turns into a drone, and then unfurls into sweeping, aching chords. This undergirds two interlocking melodies, continuing Diynamic’s trend towards a more harmonic dancefloor.
In the wake of such tech-house elegance, ‘Milieu’ and ‘Wagnis’ don’t fare as well. Both are solid tracks, but of little consequence. ‘Milieu’ draw is its Lawrence-like compulsion towards proving melody is a rhythm too, while ‘Wagnis’ works the same template but adds some light percussive flavor before pounding its way to a muscular conclusion.
There’s a photo on the duo’s MySpace of them walking into the city night, their pathway lit by a string of lights that seem to stretch into infinity. It might just be the perfect visual representation for what their best tunes sound like. Then again, they’ve also got a design of two men in sport jackets standing inside a cloud with TV sets for heads, so...
Tracklist: Kollektiv Turmstrasse - Abenteuer Alltag EPA Eskapade