Aril Brikha - Live @ Made in Detroit Stage
Movement Festival - Detroit, MI
Spontan Musik presents its 20th release as the Horst EP, a collection of music from label owner Tobias Lorsbach (Keinzweiter) and production-freund Tilman Schwarz. Frequent readers of this site may recognize the names from a recent Two Circles release, as Tilman teamed up with Keinzweiter's engineering and remixing skills to present us the No Worries EP. Well, they are back. The dynamic production duo from Mainz, Germany comes together once again to bring listeners a four-track venture into quirky melodies and funky baselines. The release works so much better because the two young musicians are familiar with the other's style and approach to music, therefore the remix swapping provides unique experiences in the mind of the alternate producer. The Curious Mr. S is an original track that features a playful lead and thoughtful rhythms while combining spectacular elements of emotion. Tilman adds a nice jazzy guitar tone to the mix, creating a classic disco feel. Tilman's My Valentine original is a choppy tune glazed with sonic chords, jazzy horns and sporadic percussion. The sounds seem familiar, but the direction and story being told are much different than expected. Keinzweiter's rendition brings a more docile house beat into the picture, while stripping down the craziness of the original to create a more structured nod towards the jazz sound. The past few dedicated years of music production from both men are represented nicely here on the Horst EP, and one can only imagine what is to come in the future.