A diverting, beautifully produced EP of arty electronic pop and minimal synth from Germany’s Andreas Reihse, on a busman’s holiday from his celebrated Kreidler project.
On Johnny Hairo and Bahia Knife Reihse takes cyclical kosmische motifs and rides them to into playful, unpredictable territory – making for a seductive club music somewhere between krautrock, Balearic-edged techno and seedy late 70s cabaret. Der Lange Weg nach Dusseldorf is an homage to the town where Reihse shared a rehearsal room with Pole in the late ’80s, and where Reihse’s hero Klaus Dinger lived and had his studio. Hacienda Dallesandro is an afro-accented disco-funk potboiler, a suitably fiery finale to this strange, curiously addictive record.
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Known as a member of Post-Krautrock outfit Kreidler → Andreas Reihse delivers this rare outing as a solo artist on Berlin’s adventurous m=minimal imprint. Long and hypnotic, percussion-driven tracks imbue the spirit of early Kraftwerk with a club-compatible vibe. Excellent album.
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