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DDKERN: Gern

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Artist: DDKERN
Title: Gern
Format: 12"
Label: Mego (@)
Distributor: Dense
Austrian label Mego just released the debut 12" of ddkern, drummer and Dj also collaborating with Fuckhead, BulBul and Angelika Koehlermann's Wipeout. This vinyl (achieved with the help of Reverend Crook on keys/gear) delivers some quite cool minimal techno with non-aggressive kick tracks and delay-processed layers of sounds, samples and some noises. They attempted the terms "old-school" and "fusion techno" to describe it, but it really is dubby ambient-mini(mal)-techno. So "fusion techno" will work only if by fusion you understand "mix of different things", but not if you're thinking about Pat Metheny. I enjoyed this record, especially the last of the six tracks (that is if side A is what I thought was side A ;-) where a little more experimental sounds (smooth, almost static-like noises) step in and make the whole thing even more interesting, rhythmical and cryptic...
PS The guy loves cats and there's a cat on the round sticker ;-)

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