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Having released on labels like Pampa and Diynamic in the past few years, German head Stimming debuts on Ki Records with this EP. Die Luft, der Garten und das Meer contains three tracks of nicely-weighted deep house which bear some similarity to the music of another Hamburg house name in Smallville Records. That said, there is a touch more bite to the grooves here than one gets from the likes of Moomin.
Christian Loffler's brand of deliberately stunted IDM gasps for air, comprised of tinkering beats, momentary bursts of vocals that evoke John Talabot on fin and swirling synth that is in one blow propulsive and recessive. A Forest is gorgeous for how private and fractured it feels, though it does occasionally open up, such as on "Feelharmonia", which features a full vocal performance from Gry, and on "Blind", which is codified like one of Tim Hecker's ambient works.
After a couple of small releases on Dusted Wax Kingdom and Keller, Paul Schröder’s Aparde project unveils it’s debut full length on Ki Records. Atmospheric techno meets Moderat pop “song” direction, emotively enrapturing and so slickly produced it’ll make weep. Available on LP and CD.
Christian Löffler released Mare in 2016 through his own Ki imprint. A deep and minimal techno backbone with a soulful melancholic undertone, several tracks have been taken and remixed by a whole host of artists. Includes remixes from Robot Koch, Max Cooper, Avatism, Steffen Kirchhoff, Superpoze and many more. Double LP with poster on Ki.
Soft and isolated sounding electronica filled with field sampling, simple and beautful melodies and organic textures, for his second album Christian Löffler moved away from sample based production and recorded everything himself, capturing his space and producing organically. With four tracks featuring long time collaborator Mohna who brings a Coco Rosie/Sea Oleena lullaby like quality to the tracks.
Ambient and IDM know-it-all Daisuke Tanabe is releasing this new full-length, the tranquil-sounding 'Floating Underwater', through Ki Records. Hoping to take you on one of his chill, dreamy journeys, Tanabe continues to try to melt genres together into one meditative sound that the listener can impose their own feelings and narratives onto. He kindly asks that you listen to 'Floating Underwater' with some good speakers.