THE VON DUESZ /  IT ‘S ALL / M=MAXIMAL

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Live performed club-music, dancefloor-jazz deep as dark house, a sound like a warm cave: With the three-piece band The Von Duesz, electro-organic music from Germany gets a projectile which taps the pulse of the age. Animating the monotony of minimalist electronic music with errors, improvisation and physical energy, their “Dancekraut” becomes the soundtrack to plunge, turn around and start to shake.

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Let’s keep it short: The eponymous “It’s All” is their most impressive song to date. Since their label debut “Garant”, The Von Duesz represent live performed club music in the niche between Electronica, Kraut and Jazz. Now they intensify their open approach by transforming it into sublime Pop – a change that suits them extremely well. Even if “Alert Me” shows that Florian Schäffer, Henning Rice and Ismail Oezgentuerk are still experts of improvisation, combined with the perfectly staged arrangements particularly of “It’s All” and “The Eye” they give M=Maximal a truly elaborate record. “It’s All” is characterised not only by Oezgentuerks plaintive baritone vocals but also by its sparing drums and infiltrating Moog sounds, evoking a profound and decelerated pathos – as if Caribou and The Notwist were having a studio session to record a little hit song. Three artists accepted the invitation to put a new perspective on this gem. Egokind, well booked Berlin sound scientist, adds even more deepness to the the mix and makes a proposal on how Burial’s vocal cuts could sound in daylight. Truly more of a rework than a remix is the track by Gebrüder Teichmann, who bare the original song by focussing on drums and adding dissonances. The final track is made by Christian Borngräber’s and Ulrich Hornberg’s project More Of Radical Architecture. Their M.O.R.A. remix shows a retro futuristic and uptempo version of “It’s All”.

 

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The Von Duesz are a “real” band inasmuch as they use tangible instruments your parents might recognize but aside from that, their style of music is anything but traditional. Hailing from Bielefeld, a small city in Germany, Florian Schäffer, Henning Rice and Ismail Özgentürk merge dubstep, house and—their words—”kraut pop” to create a new kind of live dance music that’s at once decayed, organic and weighted with low end bump. The trio recently released their new album “It’s All”  distributed by M=MAXIMAL / Kompakt. [electronicBeats]

 

TAGS // 21ST CENTURY MOTORIC KRAUT, ELECTRONIC,
LINKS // SPOTIFY  iTUNES  BOOMKAT KOMPAKT THE VON DUESZ

 

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