Exercise One

“Intensity”

MOBILEE034 scanZoom inLabelMobilee
Cat. No.MOBILEE034
FormatEXCL12"A
Orders fromThu, 24 Jan 2008
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Review

The masters of the hypnotic groove are back! Exercise One come bruising into springtime with two raw, exuberant cuts sure to knock the sleep out of clubbers reluctantly crawling out of hibernation.The duo—Marco Freivogel and Ingo Gansera—had a rip-roaring year in 2007, touring their infectious, unpredictable live show on three continents, and releasing the acclaimed single „Dark Star“ for Mobilee as well as remixes for Tam Cooper, Philip Sherburne and even dubstep maverick Shackleton. Now, on their fourth EP for mobilee, they bring two more tracks of their spring-loaded wormhole funk.Tightly coiled, swathed in reverb from the get-go, “Intensity” lives up to its name with aplomb. The patented Exercise One rat-a-tat rapture is on full display as distorted toms ping-pong across the spectrum. Red-hot hi-hats and handclaps lay out a lithe, housey skip. Peeling away the clockworks, the boys gradually reveal an alternate plane of space-time where swirls of feedback and delay tear across the surface of the track like twisters. “Intensity” is an invitation to levitation. “Ceremony", meanwhile, reveals a kinder, gentler side of the duo without sacrificing anything in the impact department. Titled in homage to the Ian Curtis-penned song of the same name, “Ceremony” has something of a split personality. It opens with a long spool of controlled syncopations and delicate filtering that build and build across four minutes of easy-going abandon. And then a curious thing happens: with the hips on cruise control, the heart kicks, in with slowly unfolding chords as undeniable as the dawn. The last four minutes of the track play out in a delicious tension between the bump and grind of the drums and the weightless wonder of the pads. This is no exercise, it’s the real deal: an afterhours masterpiece that’s not afraid to be optimistic.

MOBILEE034 in the media

Dj Misk (AltroVerso): “"intensity" is very cool, refined settings and biting sounds crash over a superb rhythm. "ceremony" has a magnetic harmony! both tracks are simply fantastic! full support on altroverso.”

karotte: “a-seite wird gespielt. sehr deep und trippy das ganze.”

2000 and One (100% Pure, Intac: “ "great stuff. i realy like that ambient breakdown in the middle of the track and than it builds and builds:))"”

Benoit Carretier Tsugi Mag Fr: “love it”

Benoit Carretier Tsugi Mag Fr: “love it”

Dan Curtin: “ "Ceremony is excellent, great production, energy and groove. Full support!" ”

Debug (GER): “Plock, Plock, Plock. Das muss man können. Hier macht das einen so feinen Raum auf, in dem die Bassline langsam weich hereingzwirbelt wird, dass man kaum überrascht ist, wenn der Track sich immer mehr in eine Art Minimal-Acid ohne 303 verwandelt. Ein Track der von seinen Andeutungen lebt, die dann aber gerne im großen Stil ausbadet. Die Rückseite housiger mit federndem Groove, der unerwartet jazzig für Mobilee wirkt und einem im langen harmonischen Break fast schon in die Arme fällt vor lauter Herz. http://www.mobilee-records.de bleed••••-••••• ”

Geoffroy Mugwump (Hiphen/mood/: “totally surprised by "ceremony", this is a record that will stand ze test of time. f a n t a s t i c.”

Italoboyz (Get Physical - Moth: “I like ceremony, will play it!”

Jimpster (Freerange): “Ceremony is the pick for me. A beautiful slice of modern day electronic music which keeps it all stripped back but develops into a real end of night anthem. ”

Laurent Garnier (F-Com): “good funky fucked up track on the A side Will play that”

Layo: “quite like a”

Lee Smith IDJ Magazine (UK): “Exercise One can do no wrong in my books - no gimmicks, no pretence, just straight-ahead future dancefloor bombs all the way.”

Mike Monday: “I love Exercise One's bass led grooves and both of these tracks on Mobilee are receiving heavy rotation. Thanks!”

Miss Kittin: “ "Such a great one! My favorite since his remix of Philip Sherburne. I'll play both of them for sure!"”

Pan-Pot: “ "The boys are back with two really good techno double-dip tracks. Really good effect on the dancefloor!"”

Sebo K (Mobilee): “i love exercise one! support.”

Todd Burns (Stylus Mag USA): “really nice bit of techno from mobilee. if someone wasn't already reviewing it for RA, i'd definitely write about it!”

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