following the success of christians latest album -mare- here are 13 incredible reworks by artist like max cooper, robert koch, avatism, tiger lou, christian himfelf and more... strictly limited double 12- incl poster!
following the new longplayer mare out this october is the limited edition re-release of young alaska from 2014 with strictly 400 units only. limited edition re-release von der 2014er ep young alaska 12inch inkl. 7inch limitiert auf 400 stück! alaska ist der größte und nördlichste bundesstaat der usa, die größte enklave der erde wegen dieser lage wird alaska auch last frontier genannt. und eben dort verortet sich zumindest dem namen nach young alaska, die neue ep von christian löffler, die auf ki erscheint. das passt, waren doch auch seine vorgänger-releases namentlich wie inhaltlich eher in der avantgardistischen abgeschiedenheit, denn im epizentrum elektronischer feiereien beheimatet. ob jetzt baltic sea oder a forest von löffler erwartet wohl auch niemand eine sun of ibiza single.
just this is the expression of a social, metropolitan and underground movement we are living and going through all together. our mission is to give room and importance to art and music which are still evolving day by day. just this is aimed to frame these changes, which are going to be the picture of today and the future memory of the cultural movement of this age, throughout a series of messages, images and sensation drawn inside the audience.
before his upcoming extended ep christian loeffler returns with this seven inch sized record. just like its unusual format this release features two unique pieces of music and an artwork created by loeffler himself. as on his debut album a forest, he teamed up once more with danish vocalist gry bagoien.
>aspen< is the name of christian loefflers single before his debut album on ki called >a forest<. the name of the single is not to be misunderstood as a dedication to the ski resort in colorado. its rather a dedication to christian loefflers home region in the north of germany. loeffler walked out into the forests near darss, to take field recordings of the trees that commonly grow in that area, which are called >aspen<. the landscape near darss is characterized by signs of storm and rough sea climate, but is also considered as a popular health resort in germany. the tracks on >aspen< create this contrary atmosphere: noise and silence, destruction and peacefulness, electronic sounds and traditional instruments unite in harmony. the cover artwork for >aspen< was taken by christian loeffler himself in the forests of darss.
the second part of the ki split series is a feature of our homegrown talents christian loeffler and steffen kirchhoff. the two friends are part of the ki family since the beginning (loeffler was responsible for the first release on ki and kirchhoff for the third). both artist have a close connection in sound aesthetics and atmosphere, since they still inspire each other every day. on the ki split series 2 you can listen to christian loeffler and steffen kirchhoff experimenting with beautiful samples and underlining the whole piece with their unique sound structure. both in their respective very own romantic approach to deep, melancholic techno music.
good guy mikesh is well known for his track -milk & honey- which was on the fabric 51 by dj t. and formerly released by liebe*detail spezial. with the single spare, good guy mikesh proves his talent for contemporary club- and popmusic. a rough and sometimes dark baseline layer underlines the magnificent detuned vocals. spare is a song that can enchant us listeners either in the club context or at home. remixes come in courtesy of christian löffler, axel boman, marbert rocel and mano le tough. christian löffler gives the original his trademark sound and makes it a melancholic piece of deep techno. axel boman is going straight to the floor with his remix of spare. adding clubsuited sounds and clicks this makes it a deep house version of the original for the djs to play out loud. marbert rocels version of >spare< is a playful one, the disco elements and the added sax line gives the track its distinctive sound of marbert rocel . mano le tough adds a few synth-lines to the original and makes it good for both: homelistening and club. supported by: marquese, tristen, john roberts, soul clap, dj sneak, lexy, tobias thomas, paul loraine, m.a.n.d.y., anthony collins, paulo olarte, alex tepper, butane, ripperton, nuno dos santos, milly de mori, sven tasnadi, eddy richards, nooncat, guy j, david keno, murat kilic, jesse rose, simon beeston, someone else, patrick zigon, chris lattner and elektrosalz
christian loefflers raise ep is one of the most stunning pieces of recorded electronic music - at least thats what glitterbug and the rest of c.sides thought when the demo was first played back in their cologne studio, and they have been in love ever since.
ki records is proud to announce its 1st release with a great donation by germanys christian löffler, which is running strong with 2 digital eps in the last six months on pawel & turners orphanear records. christian löffler is at his best in this latest release, easily spanning the range from deep house to techno by keeping a harmonic sound structure over all four tracks.
eine einfache, lichtdurchflutete hütte mit direktem blick aufs wasser. arbeiten, kochen, schlafen: alles in einem raum, dessen zentrum - zwischen leinwänden, Ölfarben, fotoapparaten, stativen, werkzeugen und pinseln - ein großer, mit farben bekleckster eichentisch bildet, auf den die im kühlen nordostwind schwankenden Äste ihre wandernden schatten werfen. in diesem stillen setting entsteht -mare-, das zweite album von christian löffler. zwei große, gläserne schiebetüren hinter dem tisch können geöffnet werden und lassen so das grundrauschen der umgebung von außen nach drinnen durchdringen. ein kleiner ofen spendet wärme auch an kalten tagen. field recordings aus dem umliegenden küstenwald treffen bei -mare- auf synthesizer sounds, aufgenommen im draußen-studio, der terrasse. umwuchert von dschungelartigen weiden stehen selbstmodifizierte synthesizer, eine vererbte marimba, eine mandolinzither und viele weitere kleinere klangerzeugende gerätschaften auf freier flur, bereit, um melodien inklusive der umgebungsgeräusche, rauschen, knistern und knacken, aufzunehmen. das mikrofon überträgt nicht nur die auf einem glockenspiel angeschlagene melodie, sondern auch die natürlichen nebengeräusche, das leicht wahrnehmbare rauschen der brandung, die rufe vorbeiziehender vögel, das rascheln der blätter oder den plätschernden regen. manche stücke basieren auf einstündigen klangcollagen - verschiedene scharf geschaltete mikros nehmen alles auf was gespielt, geklopft, gesungen oder gezupft wird. analoge drum machines und provisorisch eingespielte rhythmuselemente geben den kompositionen ihre struktur und helfen die improvisierten versatzstücke zu ordnen und in form zu halten. -mare- erzählt vom verwundet sein, betört werden, dem etwas, jemanden oder sich selbst verlieren, aber auch dem sich öffnen und gewinnen.
christian löffler is co-founder of ki records and well known for his intense, deep moving sound with melancholic undertones. he started to play music at the age of 14. but living in a secluded region near the baltic sea, without a musical surrounding, he had to teach himself the essentials of making electronic music. after several stunning releases for ki and orphanear, the imprint of dials co-founder pawel, his debut longplayer >a forest< is now being released through ki
after a rather long break, this june will finally see the next release on orphanear records, the berlin-based label ran by pawel, who recently celebrated the release of his highly praised first full-length album on dial records. orphanear 004 introduces a stunningly talented singer and songwriter from denmark, called gry. she isnt new to the music world at all, worked previously on critically acclaimed projects with fm einheit and under various other project names such as the loverz and aeter with jacob kirkegaard. orphanear releases two remixes of her track >all comes<, that will be included on her forthcoming ep >anima<. one beautifully deep and masterfully produced remix by german wunderkind christian loeffler and a peak time stomper by adultnapper from new york. prepare to hear much more soon from this lady with the amazing voice.
the new ep by german duo grandbrothers is a collection of remixes and re-interpretations of their standout track bloodflow. the remix by uk producer lone was introduced last autumn but theres brand new tracks to be found here by german techno electronic vanguard christian löffler, everyones favourite new idm producer brainwaltzera and new permanent vacation signing aera grandbrothers are the sum of unique parts: progressive swiss engineer/mechanic/sofware designer lukas vogel and german-turkish pianist erol sarp. their second album open twins sarps piano skills with vogel’s talent for both building the homemade intricate mechanics with which he exploits his partners instrument and also designing its software. sarp works at his ivory keyboard while, from behind his own computer keys, vogel live-samples his partners notes, triggering further effects with the aid of diy electronic apparatus that physically manipulate the pianos strings and body.
spinning nowadays regularly throughout legendary clubs in berlin, dave is also playing gigs all around the world. having released his first 12inches on raum musik in the late 90s, the long players sensory overload (2000 mueller records) and lights and colours (2007 moodmusic) were the highlights of his career which is now being crowned with retake one.