Rico Puestel

“Exhibition 2: Solling I”

XBIT02 scanZoom inLabelExhibition
Cat. No.XBIT02
FormatEXCLS-12
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Genre: Techno Tracklist 12″: A1 Exhibit 2.1: Tilly (7:23) A2 Exhibit 2.2: Clava (6:03) AA1 Exhibit 2.3: Pro Foreste Sulgo (11:49) Info: With EXHIBITION’s second performance, RICO PUESTEL proudly presents the new series-within-the-series “SOLLING", conceptually fulfilling the “triad of A” throughout the canvas of this record: Acid, analogicity and anachronisms. After recently telling a vast and mesmerizing story on Adana Twins’ TAU label, RICO PUESTEL now immerses into his defining habitat roots and creates the long-planned first soundtrack chapter of SOLLING: A central German uplands area in Lower Saxony, spreading into the North of Hesse, shaped by mixed forests, its rural imprinting, a widespread range of regionally varyiing cultural idiosyncrasies and a century-extending history, including the shattering throughout the welters of the Thirty Years’ War. Being the first of several planned chapters, pre-production mostly takes place there while the music is traversed by sound recorded in that area, leading to an existence irreversibly connected to its birthplace. The impetuous opener “Tilly", characterizing the essence of Johann T’Serclaes von Tilly who commanded the Catholic League’s forces in the Thirty Years’ War, overrunning the SOLLING throughout 1624 and 1625, culminates in one retro-futuristic affair, building into a overwhelming storm of percussion tapestry and intertwining layers of acid. The A2 follow-up “Clava” takes the initial impetus to a superior level, overriding itself with an unpredictable enigma-melody after laying the foundation of a high-density groove architecture - all of this representing the almost intangible chasms of a unicum street and its geographical expanse, filled with Rico’s far-reaching primordial retrospections, seemingly connecting several contingent coordinates of mysterious happenings over two decades while anticipating the future. Ultimately, the AA-flipside delivers the groundbreaking SOLLING comp

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