Housemeister :: Transfer (Detroit Underground)

Minimal modular manipulations, lightly doused electro meandering, liquid sound sculptures, and blips ‘n bleeps tangled in a wired mess.

Housemeister :: Transfer (Detroit Underground)

Minimal modular manipulations, lightly doused electro meandering, liquid sound sculptures, and blips ‘n bleeps tangled in a wired mess, Berlin-based producer and DJ Housemeister (aka Martin Böhm) is in true form on Transfer. With several EP’s and LP’s under his belt and and known figure in the German and international nightscape, this 9-track release is a definitive Detroit/Berlin sojourn. Bouncing bass, dense distortion and ragged rhythms form the outer shell on Transfer with Detroit Underground. Delving into 90s-era electronica (ref. Warp’s Artificial Intelligence series), each piece is a panoramic blissful technoid echo.

Stand outs “Digital Identity,” “We Are Data” and the title track are synthesized behemoths. Reminiscent of Education, the collaboration album between Jack Dangers and Jon Drukman (aka The JD’s), Housemeister delivers chilled analog electrical activity. “Worms” is a slithering low-end slice that is impacting and more aggressive than its cohorts. As subtle melodic layers lay the framework for each of the nine sonic miniatures, Housemeister maneuvers a tranquil album into relaxed space, paced just right as a primer of what’s to come from the seasoned soundsmith.

Transfer is available on Detroit Underground.

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