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.
DILATION REMIX EP (FALTY DL , DJRUM, GRAND OPTIMIST, PORTABLE SUNSETS REMIXES)
12" Vinyl D17.10.16
following the excellently received dilation lp on film, the duo return to the berlin based imprint for a remix package featuring faltydl, grand optimist, djrum & portable sunsets. erol sarp & lukas vogels ingenious use of the grand piano has won them many plaudits over the years. working solely with the sounds of the grand piano and a set of 20 self-built hammers hitting the piano on different parts - filtered & warped in an extraordinary fashion, the pair craft dense, rousing music - kept fresh & current with nods to idm, ambient & techno. as such, the original recordings are fertile ground for remix opportunities, and the film label call on a whos who of left-field electronica to reimagine the work. nyc native faltydl takes on newtons cradle, flipping the original and turning in a stepping, psychedelic slice of half time proto-footwork while both phillip otterbach, operating under his grand optimist alias, and 2nd drops djrum offer tripping, ambient reinterpretations. 1080p s portable sunsets reimagines key lp cut neon as fuzzy beach house jam, reseting the original & eeking out a wholly different energy with driven drum machine hits & a soothing vox line.
following their debut ep with ezra was right and support from the likes of gilles peterson, grandbrothers are presenting their debut album dilation. twelve modern experimental / ambient / piano pieces, whose sounds are generated completely out of a grand piano using small electromagnetic hammers. comes as double 180 gram 12 inch in gatefold sleeve with download code included.
erol sarp and lukas vogel are grandbrothers. all their music is composed and recorded on the grand piano. erol plays the keys, while lukas creates the beat by using small self-made and programmed hammers that hit the grand piano. he captures these sounds on the computer, then manipulates and loops them.
following their debut ep with ezra was right and support from the likes of gilles peterson, grandbrothers are presenting their debut album dilation. twelve modern experimental / ambient / piano pieces, whose sounds are generated completely out of a grand piano using small electromagnetic hammers. grandbrothers are erol sarp and lukas vogel.
it seems somehow surprising that its only now that james zabiela enters the fold of balances compilation selectors. a perfect fit for the series, his unfeasibly intricate approach to djing shinesthrough on this sprawling two-parter, created through a back-and-forth process between his pioneer ddj-rz and ableton and featuring two exclusive new productions from the man himself.