Mirko Loko

“Seventynine”

CADENZA38 scanZoom inLabelCadenza
Cat. No.CADENZA38
FormatEXCL2LPE
Orders fromFri, 29 May 2009
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Review

It’s always a special event when Cadenza releases an artist album, given their relative rarity. In fact, not counting copious doublepacks, the Cadenza Contemporary 01 mix CD, and Ricardo Villalobos’ counterintuitively titled Achso EP, there has only been one so far: Los Updates’ First If You Please. Making things even more special, Mirko Loko’s Seventynine is both his debut solo album and his first appearance on Cadenza, all adding up to a triply celebratory moment. Not that Mirko is a newcomer: as part of Lazy Fat People, he lapped up accolades for releases on Border Community, Wagon Repair and Carl Craig’s Planet E, among others. And no one can forget last year’s Family EP, a collaborative effort by Mirko and Luciano, released on Loco Dice and Martin Buttrich’s Desolat. Now, with Seventynine, Mirko takes us even deeper into his musical imagination, introducing listeners to a side of him they may not have heard before. At its heart, the album celebrates the communal ideal of dance music with spirited, percussive tracks offering a clear distillation of what could only be described as the Cadenza sound. But Mirko also diverges from the dance floor, ducking into shadowy corners in search of more private emotions. Rather than scattering energy, that tension between moods helps bind the album into a potent, coherent whole. “Sidonia” opens, immediately announcing that this won’t be merely business as usual. With its groaning sub-bass and flickering percussive flashes, the track echoes the dubby, drifting melancholy of classic Warp records-always, in truth, a key influence for Cadenza. Bells and voices lend an atmosphere of shimmering energy that’s carried over into “Around the Angel,” which sails jubilantly forward, propelled by intricate polyrhythms and uplifting female vocals. “Love Harmonic” returns its attention to a classic, melodic sound inspired equally by Detroit and Sheffield, as lean drum-machine patterns entwine with loping congas, and lush strings color ever

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Agoria: “Wonderfull first album ! ”

Al=i Schwarz (Souvenir,Tiefsch: “love the album x ali”

Benoit Carretier Tsugi Mag Fr: “nice one. featured in summer issue”

Giles Smith (secretsundaze): “Nice trax. Here. Like the dreamy, building "Love Harmonic" most. ”

Kabale und Liebe & Lauhaus: “nice piece of music. cool atmospheric tracks.”

Karotte (CocoonGreat Stuff): “nice tracks from mirko. i like the album.”

Loco Dice (Desolate): “Even before his release on Desolat !! Still mega Support for Mirko from the DICE ”

Nick Curly (Cecille): “full support on the album!”

Ry=an Keeling Resident Advisor: “Solid, if slightly unremarkable effort from a talented producer. ”

Sascha Funke (Bpitch Control): “i played thaktok a couple of times. good feedback”

Tobi Neumann (Cocoon): “im lucky to hve this fantastic album since a while. i really love it, its an outstanding piece of music and the selection for the 4 vinyl tracks is well done! thanks for it, tobi ”

WOODY: “sounds very good! nice album!! deep feelings and adventures...will play! thanks, w. ”

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