The duo will release their debut album, Schöne Neue Extrawelt, in October.
Schaffhausen and Raabe made their name slinging trance to the masses as Midi Miliz and Spirallianz and sometimes still break out the Midi name for a 12-inch or two. But these days, tech-house seems to be more their speed, as the duo have released acclaimed records on Border Community, Traum and Cocoon. The latter imprint liked them so much, though, that they asked them to record an entire full-length of their lovely little tunes.
The result is Schöne Neue Extrawelt, a twelve track journey full of what Extrawelt calls "sunrise scenarios, energy, revolution and kaput-ness." The duo whittled down a reported 25 tracks to an 11 tune (and one skit) album. Says the boys, "We have tested all tracks live over the last three months and constantly re-interpreted them. So, the 'danceability' is clearly in our focus, but the sound spectrum and the dramaturgy of the titles should not be solely functioning in the club. Our intention was definitely not to deliver an album full of superficial peak time hits."
01. One Tree Hill
02. Darkside Of My Room
04. Messy Machinery
05. Must Attack
08. Added Planet
09. Kurt Curtain (skit)
10. Daten Raten
11. Lost In Willaura
Cocoon will release Extrawelt's Schöne Neue Extrawelt in October 2008.