Domink Eulberg - Limikolen
Dominik Eulberg, the favourite minimal son of Traum and Mother Nature, returns with a classy 12” that continues to extend his signature sound. Although arriving with familiar motifs such as zoological titles and a beautiful cover depicting birds at a lake, the two ten minute-plus tracks here are a little non-native to the ecosystem of his past work. But only a little. Despite retaining a motorik drive, both tracks are purer and more airy than the dirty dancefloor swagger and humorous acid buzz of his previous singles and the still wonderful debut album ‘Flora and Fauna’. The individual sounds here certainly don’t get as sonically muddy as the landmark single ‘Die Rotbauchunken Vom Tegernsee’. Instead the lightness, length and slow evolution of these tracks shows a new patience and attention to detail from Eulberg. This is particularly true of the A-side ‘Die Grunschenkel In Blauen Priel’, where you can stand back mesmerised, ticking the sounds off as they appear and disappear in often surprising ways. You might not notice them change at all, such is their subtlety. The main synth buzz perhaps mimics sounds of a lakeside, although it comes across as a little neurotic after ten minutes. Danceable enough, but somehow more textured than groovy. By contrast, B-side ‘Die Alpenstrandläufer von Spiekeroog’ is more up-front. The percussion and ambient samples do not intrude too closely at first, letting the melodic line chimes peacefully over the apparent stillness before the track progresses into slightly denser, club friendly waters. Those looking for more after diving into ‘Heimische Gefilde’ would do well to pick this 12” up.
Fri / 6
1 Die Grunschenkel In Blauen Priel
2 Die Alpenstrandlaufer Von Spiekeroog