Dominik Eulberg adds his signature minimal sound to 'Light...' in a mix that is not far from Reinhold’s original, albeit with less layers, a sharper edge and a psychedelic effect which stretches over a longer period. Indeed, the ten-minute duration of the track is a big plus: At home it gives the track an air of hypnotism and peacefulness, but one can also imagine it as the cornerstone of a DJ set, used in segments here and there over an extended period. Eulberg also makes the most of the string samples, playing games of nuance with them, gently fusing them and the beat into one another. The result is a beautifully cohesive stream of music with plenty of pauses and changes.
On the B-side is a remix from the rather mysterious Amsterdam-based Patrice Bäumel, who seems only to have managed two 12”s for Trapez in two years. His effort is not quite so bucolic. Cut at 45rpm rather than 33rpm, it is more club friendly and races steadily to the finale. Bäumel fills out a solid Detroit-style bass kick with tense dub-like runs and well crafted rhythm changes to create the illusion of speed. With a heavier sound, Bäumel needs less emphasis on the strings, but when they do weave in underneath, the effect is breathtaking and it seems impossible to imagine that both sides are derived from the same track.
A spectacular record.