Lo Siento Mucho Pero No Hablo Tu Idioma is out in October.
Lo Siento Mucho Pero No Hablo Tu Idioma sees the Berlin artist return to Tartelet Records, the label that handled his RA-recommended debut LP, Rivers Of The Red Planet, in 2014. While that one "began an adventure away from the dance floor," says the label, "No Hablo wormholes into totally lateral territory." The press release says the new album touches on Zelda, digi-reggae, bass, juke, '80s boogie and G-funk.
Among Graef's collaborators on No Hablo are his father (the guitarist Gerry Franke), frequent associates Funkycan and Ludwig, and Kazakhstani singer Chrissley Benz. "No Hablo is a lot more intuitive with a lot less editing, raw arrangements, filled with experiments of strange instrumentation and rooms," said Graef. "I worked on it in a very unmusical way."
Though this is only his second full-length, Graef has put out a prodigious amount of music since Rivers Of The Red Planet, including albums from the five-piece Max Graef Band, a full-length for Ninja Tune made with Glenn Astro, and, recently, a LP for Apron as one-half of Ratgrave.
No Hablo's companion website comes with 20 short films and a radio station playing tunes off the album.
02. Level Zero
03. No Hay Trabajo Para Mi
04. Albania FM feat. Funkycan
06. Midi Break 1
08. Midi Lisa
10. Master Quest
13. Termina feat. Gerry Franke
15. Lozt feat. Ludi
16. Midi Break 2
18. All My Circuits
19. Burning 4 U feat. Chrissley Benz
Tartelet Records will release Lo Siento Mucho Pero No Hablo Tu Idioma on October 25th, 2018.