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“Clara Ghavami Extended/ Luciano Edit”

CADENZA05.5 scanZoom inLabelCadenza
Cat. No.CADENZA05.5
FormatEXCL12"G
Orders fromMon, 28 Feb 2005
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Review

Luciano & Tobias Freund Edit of N.S.I.’s Original Track Once again, Cadenza comes on strong with a powerful and unconventional floor-filler, proving that “minimal” music needn’t be a predictable affair of plug-ins, gratuitous reverb, and garish bit reduction. In its first limited-run, one-sided single, Cadenza revisits last year’s “Max Binski” EP from NSI (Non Standard Institut)-the duo of Tobias Freund (Pink Elln, Sieg Über die Sonne) and Max Loderbauer (Sun Electric)-with a 13minute edit by Freund and Luciano. The edit takes “Clara Ghavami,” a sleeper cut off the B-side of the NSI EP, out of the isolation tank and into a crazy, heaving landscape of fluid shapes and odd angles. Underpinning it all is an irresistible rhythm that’s pure Luciano-powered by a stuttering kick drum and some antennae-like, hypersyncopated squiggles, it pumps away like a legion of army ants, carrying exponentially more than its own weight. All those shuffling feet are joined by a woozy churning in the middle distance, tumbling over and over like a carousel come unhinged. And soaring magic-carpet style through the stratosphere comes the hook, a Middle Eastern melody line that works the dance floor like the Pied Piper leading a conga line. Hip-shakingly hypnotic, the tune builds and builds and builds, breaking open around the five-minute mark with quietly riotous hi-hats and an insistent snare marking time until total meltdown. Groovy and not a little bit sinister, Cadenza 5.5 is like a circle dance for the apocalypse, a soundtrack for communion amidst the great unraveling.

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