it seems lately that the techno world has opened a bit, allowing a fresh breeze from jazz, pop and vocals to blow through the window. at the same time it also lends to popular music a fine dose of electronic emotion. The longtime Freude-am-Tanzen artist marek hemmann is recognized since his first release at the beginning of the millennium as a great tone-romantic amongst the techno live artisans. That makes him at once a candidate for musical integration. This means in no way, shape or form that club compatibility and danceability stand apart, demonstrated by way of his releases as a soloist as well as part of the duo hemmann & kaden. The typical hemmann sound is a reduced, housy electro-sonic, often swinging, at times melancholic but always with a dreamy security set with rhythm accents. club goers in all of europe know to cherish; just like remixes of colleagues from oliver koletzki to Trentemøller. in 2009 hemmann released his long player debut "in-between", and with that he managed a broadening of electronic sound stories to album length. in singer Fabian reichelt hemmann found a brother in spirit. reichelt was for a long time at home in the acoustic scene, and had his start at 25 in the electronic realm. as a live vocalist he is in the house and techno area until now a rather exotic figure, and for that reason quite the man about town. he could, "set his hooray atoms in swing on command" said mr. re- ichelt of mr hemmann at one time. also, mr. hemmann is one – with powerbook always at the ready – with beats and clicks aimed, practically to take his public to sheer mania. already with their first collaboration, the 2010 released hemmann ep left/right, they landed a veritable summer hit. as marian in a duo united in harmony, this work is on the melodic combination of electronic-song essentially a continua- tion. The first album "only our hearts to lose" is music that goes further than merely from the dance floor to the bar. it is music, that allows space for your own thoughts, the stories are told and return classic song structures without sacrificing the unique aesthetic. yes, it is pop music at it's best: electronic, melodic, driven and naturally suitable for the club. marian grew up in the club and that happens to be the most fascinating place for the new pop. This is because here, the unholiest, dance-happy musical passion lives and a healthy portion of that which provides a direct answer to the specifics set about in beat and text-form. That said, it can only move forward. in this way "only our hearts to lose" is a nice, shining character between the club and the balcony, between a tender sunrise and the deepest dance night.
(added: 2011-06-08 14:08:50 )