end of summer is nearby again and luise is reminiscing this year s precious moments. with a touch of melancholy and weightless beauty zazou & an on bast are setting the right theme for the upcoming autumn days. while knowing and following each other s musical progression for years, this celebration of polish-german friendship came off with unexpected ease and utterly pleasing results. in the spirit of collaboration this release is supported by basel s charming arutani on the vinyl side and luises own niju aswell as plattenfreund gottlieb scheppert on the digital outlet. completion it is by any means.
hello to johannesburg. thor rixon is a versatile musician from south africa who seamlessly blends different styles, genres, collaborations and tempos to a unique fingerprint of his work. always driving and uplifitng with bold atmospheres and little details, each track a story stuck in your head. either eerie or euphoric, always like the shadow of a memory, indistinguishable from the rest. baie dankie, thor
its time for magaritas. dresdens master of the sampler alexander scharf chops up cheesy germanness for greater good and varying experiences: schlager-upcycling it is. -nur mit dir- is a lovely summer day s theme, the anthem of freshly found or long lasting love, the hymn for the night with your loved one. -ode an die fröbbe- is the morning after. the morning after the morning of too much togetherness: honestly weird and weirdly lovable. in the end -grünalge christian- keeps it all together. thank you, christian. thank you, schleander.
helo. slow down. mind the gap. careful. little steps. everything is fragile. small pieces. tiny elements. some do fit. making parts. add. add. add. layer. build. ninze & okaxy with their first appearance on laut & luise, having constructions in their lightest form. no heavy machinery, no rattling noises. fine and fragile, modest but bold, like silk flying through the air. completed by a percussive interpretation from old friend and companion chris schwarzwalder on the b side aswell as sweet cheeks canson on the digital side. good to have you here, good to have you back.
it is time to discuss fundamentals. for his second appearance on laut & luise constantijn lange shows his interpretation of human mannerisms that contrast so much while being closely entangled. able to deliver both pain and satisfaction alike, its apparent simplicty may deliver the purest bliss while the complexity of its impact can at times feel devestating: power & love. for the first part of this pair onosizo stands by to passionately proclaim and address the true nature and dangers of power. in contrast the second part of this ep is a musical dedication to all the light hearted and emphatic moments, a chance to brighten up and an invitation to feel untroubled, if only for a few minutes. just like a mapleseed rhino would do.
there we go again, luettje luise el numero sixo. the soundtrack for a sunny sunday morning. between the sheets and under the blanket, stroking the belly, feeling lush and lovely. slide in your slippers and slightly sip the first coffee with a warm breeze touching you and your inner self. lokke der boss halt.
salty shores of a deep blue sea, mountain tops with blinding hats and wrapped up greenery in reoccurring patterns. three places, two journeys, heavenly lit in gentle warmth by the feathered sun. a collaboration of impressive beauty and beautiful impressions: acid pauli, christopher schwarzwalder, jo.ke, nu and raz ohara take us, you, me, luise by the hand to paint a picture of shifting shapes and scenerey. two slow paced tracks, one per side, for that extra length and space it deserves.
dürerstuben are back at them ivory keys to prove once again their broadly spread outcome of funk and groove. being responsible for mothership luise s first release and hence smoothing the way for a whole lot of pleasent memories we can look back to by now, it s that kind of re-(re!)-animation which puts our hearts to pleaseant warmths. saddle your moped, pull up your levi s and straighten your backs: trays n hits is the right compagnion for long lasting late-night drives, self proclaimed city slackers and mother earth s first outcome of country music you are bound to be proud of listening to. spin it, johnny!
from the deep roots of giant trees with longing vines come the drums that flow through ear, heart, nerves and limbs. in soothing yet roaring bewilderment, like the pororoca of rio negro and rio são francisco that carve their ways through the unchartered brazilian land, ricardo vincenzo creates a soundscape of different beats, sounds and voices from the indigenous world. a rhythmic brew with varying monotony that scratches at the doors of perception and seduces our little luise to tiptoe through her sleep walking journey. que noite maravilhosa. limited release with hand-silkscreened sleeve.
like a memory you cant remember having, surely lost to the past but resurfacing at the hit of the first steady note. so sudden and unexpected it curiously scratches the shell of your inner self. as he himself states: kerala dust makes music for a desert hes never been to. once again, we have a new addition to the family, once again, like finding the piece of a puzzle you didnt know was missing - three pieces to be more precise. carefully crafted music from the head and hands of this one plus two project, completed by a mesmerizing remix from the walking understatement dwig. welcome home, kerala dust.
waking up in the middle of the night, feeling the gentle touch of moss on your bare skin and overwhelmed by the eery yet calming atmosphere of unknown surroundings. a location no one ever goes to, a destination unreachable by common means, but a place blurring the lines between having a dream and a state of mind. welcome to talabout. stavroz managed to create a wholesome, comforting soundtrack for a place, which no words can describe. take a rest, lay down, close your eyes and listen to a story told in an orchestral fashion, with such profession and ear for details like luise never heard before. we are deeply impressed and thankful alike to be able to present this musical masterpiece. a heartly welcome to stavroz, everyone.
watch your step and follow up closely: jascha hagen is ahead to take us back on the railroad tracks to a different time. from beam to beam and foot by foot this soundtrack of long gone adventures paints vivid memories in modern colors. jascha knows his craft and how to combine past and present like few others. the result is a lovely luettje two-track ep with a distinct atmosphere driven by lush beats.
since every treasure needs its chest they ship on a limited 7 inch with a special laser-carved sleeve. the sirens would be pleased.
yet again the leafs are turning neon golden, reminding us of the change of seasons lying at the edge of our doorstep. the first cold breezes and the fading warmth of the sun, which we just took for granted so easily, sketch the outline of that mild and soothing melancholia resting in autumn s palms. a mood we can very well enjoy to bury in deeply and with luise s newest release listen to closely. -mentis excessus- is a tenderly crafted tale, a musical journey that paints broad images of false memories and blurry resemblances. like a déjà-vu that lasts too long to put aside, it crawls up your neck to give you that eerie feeling of curiosity with which you look at the uncanny world that suddenly surrounds you. we are very pleased to welcome -wide awake- as the most recent addition to luises s sheltered, little family, a project that has its foundations at the talented hands and hearts of -niju-, -ninze- & -okaxy-. these three banded together for greater good to provide nothing less, but their as well as laut & luise s first album. not restless, no insomnia, just wide awake.
nights are coming and going and faces appear and vanish, great plans are made and rarely held up to. while that is the mode that keeps the machine running, from time to time something greater can evolve out this fast paced spare time profession. that is to say, it is a great pleasure to smooth the way for our dear friend * kleintierschaukel* and his * blue elephant*. a rare species whose origins are found in * motomia* (a1), that odd place where sticky clocks tick faster than time passes. still all confusion is lost in the calm whispering of * juliette*(a2), a harmony of strange confidence. despite all its apparent harmlessness, it needs the soothing voice of our all beloved le- onie to let its vast figure withdraw to the rivers and show the gentle nature of this * unterwassermann* (b1). back in his element all notches are smoothed out and movements unite in a rythmic flow. this is not a documentary, this is the blue elephant: * tv ende* (b2).
time flies by and reality hits hard as we watch the sunset, realising that summer will be over soon and autumn is fast upon us. lay down on »dwig« aka »die wiese im garten« for a good cup of tea and some »big tales«.
es schien ja beinahe so als hätten wir bei dem ganzen slackdiving unseren familiennachwuchs aus den augen verloren. stimmt nicht! gut ding braucht weile und so ein schwesterlein macht sich eben nicht von ganz alleine. am ende zählt das, was rauskommt und dies hier ist besonders gut. 300 handverpinselte und in mühseliger kleinstarbeit bekleckerte scheiben, »bravo«!
the winter is almost gone and luettje luises mama comes out of hibernation. with a new playground at home, it will take a talented hand to prepare for the upcoming spring. along comes nutia, sowing his seeds of *raounuor*.
luise presents one of her dearest friends: with lul#005, constantijn lange shares his impressions of the mystifying nature and culture of morocco. in orange atlas, your mind travels through the kingdom, as constantijn melts together field-recordings with his unique sense for acoustic expression. the uplifting *rote nacht* (a1) reveals the contrasting energy between the tumultuous city and the silent mountain, before gently giving way to the feelings of the exotic seascape in *essaouria* (a2). delicately, yet suprising as ever, acid pauli rearranges the warm drums in *essaouria* (b1) to let your spirit rest in an imagined, green oasis, before it is completely taken away by the lightness of the seabirds in *thagazout* (b2).
it is the end of the world (again!) and laut & luise gladly welcomes a new artist to the family: on akumal ep - his first vinyl release - christopher schwarzwalder puts together four exploratory, driving and hypnotic tracks. after waking you from your slumber with >keep< (a1), >jakob< (a2) entices you to take a little ride into the sunset. on the flip side, >barely legal< (b1) easily brings you down into the night, while the hidden energy of >das ganze boot auf acid< (b2) will mesmerize you for the hours after the hours, leaving you in a place where time is of no interest.
right in time for luises third birthday, munichs incarnation of volt and watt, namely guenther lause, comes along with a very special present. the wakema ep is a three-track-voyage from the outer spaces of universe back to the very inner circuits of conscience. starting with ruka (a), an antsy techno piece, guenther seduces to enter his spaceship. soon after, hiding between space and time, loose your (b1) invites to take a bummel on planet ephraim located far outside where human awareness turns into a flock of silver bambis. finally, slowing-down wakema (b2) brings us ashore cheerfully.
first copies only via decks.de !!! laut & luises second poodle, the >shoot the sun ep<, marks the long overdue return of manchesters third dimensional space head norken. collaborating with deer, a powerful brujo from weimar he met while hanging out in a space trailer during his recent long travels, he managed to create an ethereal delight. these techno sorcerers have conjured an album worthy of its title micro don juan. we have chosen two lush trans-dimensional techno tracks with a deep housey feel, namely >shoot the sun< (a2) and >remember that feeling< (b1), and asked deers local buddy dwig aka die wiese im garten (a1) and our charming dürerstuben (b2) for remixes to complete the collection to an essential listening for the third ear. yes, well done gentlemen!
cologne based collective laut & luise is happy to present you its first release. right on time with summers peak coming, berlins dürerstuben made two tracks perfectly fitting to the running season: >sonnenblut am platz der perlen< (a1) combines the gloomy atmosphere of the last winter and the warm feeling of todays sun to create an absolutely outstanding piece of music. >tira mi su< (a2) eases up on the tempo to let you catch a breath and enjoy the day with some hip-house, as the two guys call it. last but not least our dear friend constantijn lange provides us with a more fast paced version of >sonnenblut am platz der perlen< (b1), giving it a more clubby appeal without losing the vibe of the original track.