Thomas Melchior & Luciano

“Solomon´s Prayer / Father”

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Cat. No.CADENZA11
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A few doors from Hardwax, Luciano’s studio: on any given afternoon (…) , half a dozen people might roll by, from the Exercise One guys in the studio next door to likeminded Berliners to whoever might be in town for a gig. Some people need to lock themselves away in a sealed bunker, but Luciano’s place isn’t like that: as I wrote in another story, it feels more like a salon. And with the speakers buzzing, the machines fired hot, and the hour growing fuzzier with each spliff, sometimes it can be quite an alchemical combination, the stuff of everyday life being spun into gold circuitry and filigreed beats.These two tracks are a lot like that. They’re the work of Luciano and Thomas Melchior, a longtime Playhouse and Perlon artist and wry-smiled philosopher who doubtless needs no introduction. (…) these two tracks are 25 minutes of the purest wordless communication, like two SCUBA divers trading hand signals 10 meters down, or a locked gaze on the dance floor. You can hear bits of each individual in the mix-Melchior’s characteristic skip and swing and his dexterity with vocal samples, Luciano’s gliding polyrhythms and soft, seamless ruptures-but here their signatures blur into a fluid scrawl all its own. Philip Sherbourne / Earplug Magazine

CADENZA11 in the media

DJ MAG 01.2006: “Two of Europe’s most feted minimal producers get together for a collaboration that’s best listened to late at night or in the early hours. On the A-side, understated beats and occasional bass pops back the sweet, wispy sounds and soulful vocal to create a serene atmosphere. The flip is a bit weirder, as Melchior and Luciano flirt with live drums and an out of time bass sequence but these elements and the incomprehensible vocals add to the overall altered, blissful state this release inhabits.”

DJ MAG 01.2006: “Two of Europe`s most feted minimal producers get together for a collaboration that`s best listened to late at night or in the early hours. On the A-side, understated beats and occasional bass pops back the sweet, wispy sounds and soulful vocal to create a serene atmosphere. The flip is a bit weirder, as Melchior and Luciano flirt with live drums and an out of time bass sequence but these elements and the incomprehensible vocals add to the overall altered, blissful state this release inhabits.”

GROOVE MAG. (GER) 03/04.2006: “Auf der Cadenza 11 treffen sich zwei Helden des minimalen Techno-Funk zweier Generationen: Thomas Melchior und Luciano. Der eine Track verbindet einen versetzten Groove der Baby-Ford-Schule mit Lucianos kleinteiligen, dreckigen, vernarbten Beats, der andere Track entwickelt dichte Percussions-floatende-Ambient-Momente. Diese Tracks haben keinen unmittelbaren Hit-Charakter, ihr Groove-Verständnis ist aber nichtsdestotrotz überwältigend.”

GROOVE MAG. (GER) 03/04.2006: “TOP 13 IN SINGLE CHARTS”

GROOVE MAG. (GER) 03/04.2006: “Auf der Cadenza 11 treffen sich zwei Helden des minimalen Techno-Funk zweier Generationen: Thomas Melchior und Luciano. Der eine Track verbindet einen versetzten Groove der Baby-Ford-Schule mit Lucianos kleinteiligen, dreckigen, vernarbten Beats, der andere Track entwickelt dichte Percussions-floatende-Ambient-Momente. Diese Tracks haben keinen unmittelbaren Hit-Charakter, ihr Groove-Verständnis ist aber nichtsdestotrotz überwältigend.”

GROOVE MAG. (GER) 03/04.2006: “TOP 13 IN SINGLE CHARTS”

Martin Landsky, Berlin: “wow..nice team up...deeeeep minimal tour de force at it´s best!”

Martin Landsky, Berlin: “wow..nice team up...deeeeep minimal tour de force at it´s best!”

TRAX MAGAZINE FRANCE 02.2006: “La rencontre de ces deux spécialistes de la minimale est une bénédiction pour ceux qui aiment les voyages mentaux. De la house sur un nuage en A, quasiment mystique. Un rythme phat en B, légèrement tribal, pour un morceau dévastateur, envoûtant, qui glisserait à merveille au milieu de l¹une des excursions dub de François K. Un final à pleurer. De la drogue légale. (GD)”

TRAX MAGAZINE FRANCE 02.2006: “La rencontre de ces deux spécialistes de la minimale est une bénédiction pour ceux qui aiment les voyages mentaux. De la house sur un nuage en A, quasiment mystique. Un rythme phat en B, légèrement tribal, pour un morceau dévastateur, envoûtant, qui glisserait à merveille au milieu de l¹une des excursions dub de François K. Un final à pleurer. De la drogue légale. (GD)”

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