Kreidler Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records
Similar to Kreidler:
Jan Jelinek, Robert Lippok, Mouse On Mars, Dictaphone, Tied & Tickled Trio, To Rococo Rot, Pole, Schneider TM, Burnt Friedman, Console, Barbara Morgenstern, Moebius
A member of Kreidler, Detlef Weinrich’s solo outings as Tolouse Low Trax are skewed and slowed and to be quite frank, drunken. Minimal in elements but maximal in effect his third installment of his Decades EP series continues down this dark path of bringing techno heaviness down to a halftime squelch.
We might see a lot of this in the coming year: albums riven with shock and rage at the election of Donald Trump. Kreidler apparently had a rather playful record all recorded and ready to go, but the darkness of European Song quickly took over after the election. Repetitive and nervy electronic rock, improvised in the studio and presented in defiance. LP / CD editions on Bureau B.
Founder of and resident DJ at Dusseldorf’s Salon Des Amateurs, Tolouse Low Trax (great name) throws dub, library music and industrial into his weird techno melting pot. At times the tracks resemble weird approximations of locked grooves, skipping and sputtering before getting their shit together and shuffling on to the next section in a way that recalls Ricardo Villalobos if he forewent beat-matching. In other moments sounds come thick and fast, battering you from both monitors.
Any fans of Toulouse Low Trax will find reason to rejoice with this release: Mr Trax has rifled around in his archives of unreleased material to give some choice gems a chance to see the light of day at last. So that’s five tracks that dig deep into the project’s many preoccupations, constructed with both an on-the-fly feel and high quality control. 12” on Antinote.