Hauschka - first remix EP (Ricardo Villalobos & Max Loderbauer / Michael Mayer): pre-order now
We are pleased to announce that the first release in an on-going set of brand new Hauschka remixes featuring specially-selected guest contributors is available to pre-order on 12" and various digital formats from today.
EP1 - the first of two EP's that precede an autumn release of a full album of electronically-angled remixes - sees two serious heavyweights of minimal techno delivering very different, yet complentary versions of tracks taken from April 2011’s brilliant Salon des Amateurs album, itself a critically-acclaimed, highly original take on techno / house music for prepared piano with orchestral instruments and drumkit.
This first release sees three artists, each based in Hauschka’s native Germany, get to grips with his material. Fresh from working together on their recent double album where the pair were given free reign to remix the modern jazz / classical label ECM’s vast catalogue, Berlin-based, Chilean-born minimal techno heavyweight Ricardo Villalobos again teams up with Max Loderbauer (previously one half of ‘90s ambient techno unit Sun Electric, and a member of The Moritz Von Oswald Trio) for a remix of ‘Cube’. Glitchy and fractured with bristling electronic micro-detailing, whilst retaining the propulsion and core piano phrasing of the original, they sift out a shimmering, pinpricked, deeply textured track that’s a real treat for the ear.
On the flipside, Cologne-based Michael Mayer – co-owner of the massively influential Kompakt label - turns in a hugely impressive floor-friendly reversioning of ‘Radar’. Also utilising key phrases from the original, it hooks in the listener by ramping up the tension through a swelling, ever-progressive narrative - adding snaking, arpegiated bass and string stabs, and masterfully building bar-by-bar towards a euphoric plateaux.