October 24, 2017

Extrawelt - Fear Of An Extra Planet

corlp041EXTRAWELT are back! Although in fairness, they were never gone. On the contrary, since their first release on James Holden’s Border Community Label dropped in 2005, Arne Schaffhausen and Wayan Raabe have been responsible for a plethora of classics including “Schöne Neue Extrawelt” and “In Aufruhr", their two seminal albums on Cocoon Recordings. The duo are one of the most booked live acts worldwide, commanding a huge fan base. Their performances are the stuff of legend, making them the absolute highlight at every club and festival they play. So it’s with great pride and respect, that we can announce the release of Extrawelt’s third album for Cocoon Recordings. “Fear Of An Extra Planet” completes the Cocoon trilogy and the excitement growing among their fans represents a new high in the history of EXTRAWELT! Musically, of course, there’s enormous pressure on EXTRAWELT to deliver, but this is dismissed with a playful disregard and they are clearly focused on the job in hand. The album title “Fear Of An Extra Planet” sounds cinematic, like some art-house science fiction film, without giving too much away. However, from the first seconds of the opening track “Superposition", the album title makes 100% sense and sets the scene for the rest of the trip. We are immersed in wide open spaces and invited to explore dark and dusky worlds that transport us back to their Border Community years. Timeless and elegant, “Superposition” perfectly captures the epic, dream like quality that made James Holden’s label so influential. Second up, “Gott ist Schrott” takes a much more minimalist approach with its retro 80s drum programming, monster bass lurking in the breaks and playful.