acid paulis album bld dropped earlier this year and was a superb reminder of martin gretschmanns unique place within the electronic music. breathing musicality and adventurousness into everything that he does, the album covered a number of moods and emotions, from dystopian carnivalesque vibes to moments of high intensity, through to deep melancholia and synth laden ambience. following on from the a remix package, b brings another huge selection of producers into the fray to reinterpret the originals. first up, hamburg hero stimming works over ‘amadou - flipping the original, into a techy bomb. a thick kick underpins a shuffling, off kilter rhythm and beautifully treated melodics. stimmings feel for gently pushing the dancefloor into new places shines through. ‘rené is reworked by roman flügel, the ongaku/klang/playhouse boss whose influence on the european electronic music scene has been immense. always willing to experiment, ‘rené is the perfect canvas - arpeggiated blips and beeps echo primitive electronic explorations by the likes of francis bebey, and a huge subby kick drum take this track into space. alex boman sets to work on ‘jeanne, locking into his signature groovy, tribal approach to working the dancefloor. the swedish producer adds dubby elements, an irresistible percussion track and disruptive, random sounds to the thick, heady mix. dutch wunderkind satori tackles ‘jorge - twisting the original into a psychedelic groover that finds room for backwards vocals, marimba-like melodies, fat basslines and shuffling breakbeats.
BLD RMXS A (RED AXES, SAINTE VIE. OCEANS ORIENTALIS REMIX)
12" Vinyl D20.11.17
acid paulis second album ‘bld dropped earlier this year to a rapturous reception. martin gretschmanns trippy opus took in various stops around the musical spectrum, yet remained committed to quality dance-floor tracks that refuse to follow any particular rule book. this collection of remixes of the albums a side (hence the name) only adds to that achievement - bringing yet more new flavours and takes from some of the most exciting names in the underground. ‘abbebe gets a rework from sainte vie who brings his trademark ‘multicultural electro sound to the albums opener, and produces an ecstatic mid-paced groover for the heads. oceanvs orientalis drops a similarly exciting rerub, finding new angles and dimensions to the track ‘baris. tel avivs red axes turn up the psychedelica for the duos amazing dissection of ‘ayam - deep sounds immersed in acidic tones and tight-yet-wonky arrangements. lastly ‘majid gets the treatment from label co-head nico stojan who produces a sleek and spacy remix that will delight the early morning ravers.
acid pauli and nico stojans label ouïe proudly presents the original film score and soundtrack album for the new german movie: * es war einmal indianerland * which translates into once upon a time in indian country which is centered around brand new songs by acid pauli.
acid pauli is a name synonymous with certain aesthetic towards electronic music culture - both a part of the unhooked generation of that grew up experiencing his revelatory sets at places like bar 25 and fusion, and yet deeply rooted in musicality and adventurousness. bld, the second full album from martin gretschmann, (aka acid pauli), builds on his already impressive back catalogue which spans back to 2005, and includes a debut album released on nicolas jaar’s clown and sunset. over the course of the eight tracks here, gretschmann explores some of the many facets that have made him one of the most trusted artists in his field. released on his own (and nico stojan’s) label ouïe - the album is the perfect expression of the imprint’s commitment to diverse, exciting sounds, freed of the conventions of traditional club music. the album covers a number of moods and emotions, from dystopian carnivalesque vibes to moments of high intensity, through to deep melancholia and synth laden ambience. gretschmann’s well documented love of the sampler shines throughout - tracks are textured and colored with different hues from his extensive sound palette, whether it’s a part of his more psychedelic moments, or concentrated on his innate knowledge of dancefloor dynamics. as such bld sits together as a complete piece of music - to be relished just as much by blissed out home listeners as the left-field dancers.
about a year ago nico stojan and acid pauli met at the studio to record some music. while doing so they discovered their common love for sample based production. so they were basically digging into old vinyls and eventually these three tracks came along. nothing more to say, but enjoy. call of the valley is the first release on the new label ouie: there has been a shift in this tiny piece of massive world and, like all other shifts, they are documented by those who were there. ouie is the label to do just that, created by the people who were there, making those shifts.
window: hvob explores the boundaries of music music meets video meets installation: hvobs new ep window opens a trialogue between artistic disciplines. the viennese electronic duo hvob has firmly established itself on the international electronic music scene with four eps, a debut album and live appearances at festivals such as the cape town electronic music festival and sxsw in austin. the fifth ep, which was presented at this years parallel vienna art fair and is about to be officially released, is the result of an artistic experiment by anna müller and paul wallner. above and beyond the music, window is a complex art project
just like him, acid pauli has been on the go during the last years, building up new collabos with labels such as crosstown rebels, clown & sunset, and artists such as nicolas jaar, damian lazarius. so, now it is time to treat the own label smaul to another release.
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).
lasts years debut for pets recordings saw uffe impress with the luxuriantly textured and deep colors inside. amsterdam based uffes next offering for catz n dogzs label goes even further to indulge their penchant for downtempo and complex house hybrids. after recent releases on crosstown rebels and tartelet, times all for pets sees uffe proudly voice an if you dont know, get to know statement on behalf of his unique and experimental compositions.
I WOULD (M. MEINHARDT / ACID PAULI RMXS) (2013 REPRESS)
12" Vinyl D15.03.13
ltd 2013 repress
finally, a new, true doering, whose other name dirty is something of a fake-out: >i would< captivates the listener with clean, maximum minimal beauty, in typical doering style. the melodies swing gentle as a cradle, the beats take effect in a supporting role and the vocals, though sparsely deployed, complete the demand for inner harmony. the elements combine to create a languorous, warm feeling around the heart û a flawless hit.
crosstown release the triple vinyl sampler to the acclaimed get lost v album compiled and mixed by acid pauli. the album features loads of exclusives, some of which have been featured on this vinyl version of the album.
a shuffling mix of acoustic guitar riffs, licks, natural percussion and of course razs well known melancholic vocal lines all come together to generate a country folk feeling of the 60s. a dampened kick drives the energy deep and harmonicas seep into our minds and set our soul on fire. a fresh track for a hot summer day on the lake. acid pauli takes the track and acidizes it by adding, yep, acid lines and a very direct kick. the track gains more of a main time vibe, heightened energy and deeper bass allow this track to hold its own in a variety of set styles. the final mix is an open air anthem delivered from the sorry entertainers m. rux and lotti. using percussion of the same natural flavor and incorporating dirty synth lines, the two produce a heavier mix worthy of both dancefloors and home listening.
acid isnt trying to tell stories with his work. his aim is more holistic than that. mst extends the atmospherics past the dance floor, refracting the idiosyncrasies of our existence back into our everyday lives.
der dritte raum is a super project at constant altitude flight. releasing music on labels such as harthouse and cocoon since the early ninetees der dritte raum has established a name for high quality electronic music and a live show you will never forget. with their Überhit >swing bop< 3 years ago der dritte raum has kicked off a still going roaring-20s-hype in the electronic music scene in berlin and anywhere else. now here we go with the remixes of this epic piece. the question was: who could remix this unique track withut making it just a worse copy of the original? the answer: t.raumschmiere might turn this track into a dirty wrecking rave monster and as a complementary addition, acid pauli might be a good choice to take the track in a totally different direction. well, t.raumschmiere did what we expected, just in an even better way than we hoped, and acid pauli did as well. he gave swing bop an outfit that makes it sound even more dreamy and out of time and space. enjoy!
our 2 golden old ladies are back with a dub inspired deep cruise around the corner. anette throws the beats and chords and anita tries to kick out the bad ghosts directly into the mic. acid pauli catches the mood of this exorcism and transforms it to his own world.
vinyl only. auf matrosen, ole! renate schallplatten kicks off with a great ep of wareika with remixes by dop and acid pauli. wareikas original is a remake of an old german sailor song which is perfectly >interpretiert< by the three guys from hamburg. acid paulis mountain girl remix has a more cluby appeal but still keeps the vibe of the original. the crazy boys of dop totally flip all parts of the original into a new wave-eurodance-timetravel journey. early support and heavy plays by justin bieber, lady gaga, jack sparrow and all other big balled mainplayers of the westfalen tekkno scene
after his rather menacing vision called >worlds end< (hometrainer/acid pauli 12inch, dec 2010) acid pauli pulls another two typical tricky tracks out of his musical drawer. but, to confuse right from the scratch, he gave them polarizing names such as >like it< and >dont like it<. has he possibly planted something on us?
!!vinyl only , ltd repress!!! yo hermeneutics! acid pauli (console, notwist, electronist) knows where the shoe pinches: we all need more soul. marvin is like these rare double groove vinyls, where two songs running parallel, (you may think oops the needle is hopping) well, in the middle of the tune the striation crosses, and then it ooze out soul and the sun rise
watergate records returns with their fourth vinyl edition. once again it focuses on exclusive tracks from the highly successful mix cd series, named simply after the club: watergate. this, now the seventh edition, is mixed by resident and versatile producer lee jones, and features a fine selection of nearly almost exclusive tracks. three have already been featured on the >peacock ep<. continuing with their tribute to the animal kingdom, albeit this time a little something for the ladies in the house with the >peahen ep<..
may this record be understood as a diabolic statement coming along with the winter season or even as an affront?
hometrainers affinity of doomed dispositions (possibly seen as humor) might be known to a few by tracks from the early 2k. now he turns the table and shouts out: >get up to nowhere.< sounds like an offense he made. acid pauli did like this right in time to produce another track that points it metaphorically out.
this man cant currently be stopped. following his releases through the 2nd season 2009 (>marvin” on compost, >smaul 06< & >smaul 07<) in january 2010 acid paulis >riverboat tour< came out. now, it seems he opens this years summer season with these two psychedelic thrilling tracks. even though he had been touring a lot with the notwist last year, acid pauli was pretty often an invited, musically refreshing guest in berlins minimal techno (what ever) scene. den mahlstrom rauf leaves no doubts about. great build up he does by keeping tension over five minutes to unlash finally the madness charge with a levitating reverse-ducking-compressed melody. den mahlstrom runter (a play on words of travelling on a boat and getting milled…) seems to be the return from the trip he gives on side a. it is the same track reworked. his musical drama goes faster but deeper under the cortex – but >how lucky a fate< deliverance comes at right time taking the track over to a known housy and deep realm.
smaul recordings should not be suggestive of being fed by productions of acid pauli, only. however, creative times need being used and martin gretschmann - aka console - member of the notwist - alias acid pauli has collected lots of material whilst the scarce time left last year. on smaul 07 he follows his self-weaved red thread of the year. acid pauli confides more & more in a certain house rhythm paired with these melancholic layered sound-synthesis, already well known by him. astonishing things emerge out of acid paulis musical waves, sometimes even scientially croon quite a bit. nymbiotic (a) comes relaxed but holds a great melody up in the sleeve - seasonly peppered. symbiotic (b) rests bit on minimal house, but acid pauli never relied on that genre. thus, this track does not remain as it seems after three minutes. glitches and sounds break it up to evolve a new symbiosis. symbiotic becomes more timeless in spite of siren-climax peaks and an obsessive string chorus fading in the end.
legendary german dj acid pauli graces crosstowns esteemed and revered get lost dj mix series with a double cd of probably the most innovative, ground breaking and break taking dj mix album you will hear this year
its time to deliver the second ep from adana twins latest mix compilation and with this one we set the focus to the more organic and off kilter leanings from lehar, sbth, acid pauli, musumeci and stereocalypse. kicking things off is italys lehar with his super slick ‘blue wolf where robust percussions culminate in a potent groove laying the foundation for lush sonic melodies that transport you into uniquely sublime spaces. sbth follows with the exceptionally unique ‘4w1r6 where they forgo the standard four-to-the-floor approach and employ a distinguished and uncommonly unique 3/4 time signature to full effect creating a swelling and brooding number assuring a definite, clear memory long after it ends. flipping to the b-side we see the renowned acid pauli in top form as he relies heavily on thick organic percussion and plush musicality with his ‘greetings from orgonon before switching gears as musumeci delivers a stunner with ‘invaders where past meets present as disco, techno and house all meet in one harmonious culmination. to round out the ep, stereocalypses ‘jubeelee! is an expertly crafted venture into the modern techniques of infectious afro-house concluding an extremely well rounded ep showcasing the diversity of adana twins selection and diversity.
psp-dancer : the name says it all. this song is about electronic music between past and present, hyper funky, a glitter ball full with memories between flared pants and hedonism and yet straight forward for the year 2018. that s no surprise as for decades it would have been hard to imagine the rhine-main house and techno scene without frankfurt bedrocks pauli steinbach, sascha dive and patrick kunkel, not least because of their cocoon affinity. patrick kunkel and pauli steinbach take out the acid disco hammer full with endorphine acceleration towards dance floor. deep vibes recordingsimpresarios sascha dive and pauli steinbach form a disco reverb mix with a house-like depth between wild pitch and balearics, with kinky disco elements shimmering through again and again. try to take it high
rebirth return for the second in their ltd series. argy opens up the e.p. with an atmospheric arp laden stomper enriched by the magical vocals of blue jay. acid pauli then take on remixing modular projects leaving, coupling glitchy vocal loops and pulsating synths together with a hypnotic groove to create a trippy minimal roller. closing out the e.p. tiger & woods add their trademark touch to lele sacchis dreaming wont do, focusing the track around the exuberant piano melodies whilst manipulating the vocal sample into a percussive snare element to give a distinctive feel to the remix. killer work as always from the rebirth crew.
acid pauli and nico stojans ouïe label acts as home for left-of-centre music from disparate sources - somehow connected by a thread of hedonism with a melancholic edge. welcoming kerela dust to the imprint, this four tracker showcases the different dance floor shades the label always reaches. kerala dust are a london based trio that owe as much to tom waits as they do to four tet or dj koze, but somehow tread a fascinating line between genres and moods. mixing jazz, indie and the sharper end of the club sound, francescas frames is the perfect introduction to their vibe. ‘maria is augmented with a thick, mid tempo kick and sparse, effective percussion. the clever vocals provide the topping - showcasing the bands pop writing prowess. the track will appear as a single release on 6th aprila accompanied by a music video. acid pauli and nico stojans remix picks up the pace a little, while dubbing out the elements into deep, late night dance exploration. ‘nyla brings a new vibe, deep, pulsing synths and a bubbling baseline accompany the crisp, compressed rhythm track before eds iconic croon arrives to take the track to a new level.
nice price deal !!! tierschuetzer waeren bestuerzt aber mit herbert, a different jimi aka egoexpress, modeselektor, jence (digitalism), chris de luca vs. phono und und und, bekommt auch green peace auf den floor
compost präsentiert das 13. kapitel dieser bahnbrechenden, hoch geschätzten compilation serie. das gesamtpaket auf einer doppel-cd und 4-lp mit zwei gelben, zwei schwarzen scheiben. wie immer hat compost masterind michael reinboth diese compilation mit geschmack und sensibilität für ausgefallene tracks zusammengestellt. von schlagkräftigen floorfillern, über geisterhaften tunes oder latin , funk monstern, cinematischen epen, balearic, zerfransten tools, bis bitter-süßen hybriden ist alles dabei was future jazz ausmacht. selbst die geklampfte version von maze twilight überrascht mit einem vibe, den fsoj immer ausgemacht hat. diverse magazine haben die fsoj serie als eine der besten compilation serien aller zeiten gefeiert oder gelistet. mit dem start der serie 1995 wurde das genre future jazz quasi aus der taufe gehoben.