The A side 'Blutrausch' is a pacey little number, reminding this reviewer of early UK tech house around the 130bpm mark. Active beats carry a somewhat deep synth loop with pads, which is where it loses me a bit. Maybe suitable for some faster floors, the speed and dynamic percussion don't really seem to gel with the more sombre melody. The bassline does has a little bit of groove, so maybe it's meant for warming up a techno event with.
On the B 'Geitflug' is more of a chugger though far from slow, with all manner of odd metallic noises reverberating in the background as a few live guitar notes are plucked out over more active percussive rhythms. Chock full of edits, it's got definite "what was that?!" value, useful in the right time and place. About halfway through a deep slowly modulating bass comes in with a short playful synth loop, which really suits this track. What it's come down to is whether you want to hear those guitar notes throughout the track, and have a yearning for all manner of clever effects scattered around.
In all, this release bucks the trend for a lot of music coming out of Germany now - it's not slow, and it doesn't rely on synth work. The A does have a slight identity crisis, but for the more out-there clubs the B could work really well.
Tue / 18 Apr 2006