On the B-side ‘Tender and Sugar’ is misleadingly named (it’s anything but soft and sweet), but it suffers from more structural problems; David K is a fantastic producer who seems to have a wee bit of trouble ordering his ideas for maximum impact. ‘Tender…’ is nine minutes of churning, brooding build that’ll no doubt make the Berghain leather boys grind (not that that’s any recommendation; let's face it, they’ll do that to anything), but in the end, it’s all expectancy and no delivery. Yet that shouldn’t in any way detract from ‘Mayann’, which is one of those cuts that’ll have you leaning over the booth trying to make out its spinning title. If you have the time.
Tue / 13 Feb 2007
B Tender & Sugar