“It is with great pleasure and eagerness that Recycled Plastics is able to introduce the listening world to Demi Odessa, a talented young man who has managed to create one of the best Summer albums we’ve ever heard. BODY MEMORY is notable not only because it is the first RP release to feature vocals, but because it embodies a beautiful confluence of youthful melancholy, seasonal playfulness, lo-fi charm and incredibly measured restraint. Elements of Demi Odessa can be traced all over the place, from warm tape-decked house music to minimal techno, from 1990’s trip hop records to classical synthpop – it’s all present, natural and unforced. Body Memory sounds easy, accessible and plays to both down and up moods at all the right points, still never letting the curtain pull back so much that we ever get a clear picture of the person behind it.
Keen listeners note: The limited edition CD-R comes with a disc-exclusive bonus track – a Milieu remix of “Don’t” that displaces Odessa’s lonesome vocals into a SAW 85-92 pool of bittersweetness for night-time cough syrup relaxation…”
“It seems entirely uncalled for to spend many words on introducing Max Cavalerra. In particular, when it comes to the Broque universe, where Max has been an integral part since many years. But there are several remarkable facts about his latest release. Most importantly the fact that Dimensions is a long-player, which is even more remarkable, considering that it is his first under the Max Cavalerra moniker. For someone who has been releasing engaging EPs on labels such as Karmarouge, Parasound or yours truly, Broque, since 20 years, this seems highly surprising. Hence, we are even prouder to present an album that spells out Max’ dark and rolling trademark sound in all its facets. Monolithic techno tunes are marching through echo spaces and provide a solid base on which the tracks can spread out into deeper, dubby and even more melodic spheres, just to eventually implode into pure techno energy. The powerful bass drums appear to always come along with a built-in Berghain-reverb and lead massive tunes such as ‘Nebula’, ‘Dark Matter’, or ‘Hammer Of Thor’ safe and sound over the finish line. In line with his decision to release again as Max Cavalerra, instead of his civil name, ‘Dimensions’ goes back to the roots and focuses on Max’ unique core skills, which, apparently, have a solid grounding yet are surprisingly versatile.”
“On this release, probably the best of all our remixes: ‘Mania de Você’ by Rita Lee, nicknamed ‘Água na Boca’ (Mouthwatered), a work upon de subtleties of the original track to blossom its Disco rhythm. ‘For The Sake Of Love’ by Claudja Barry, aka ‘Luv Luv Luv’, made us break a sweat to achieve a 7min slow burner from a 3min original track. Track 3, the cover of ‘Lose Yourself to Dance’ from Daft Punk made by Madblush, accompanied by our favorite Rhodes timbres. Last but not least, ‘Legacy’ by Cairo Braga, the track that has been getting new meaning since the decision to dissolve the J4ck Sh4rk duo, an appropriation of its text in the process of ending a relationship, the belief in forever, the prayer for it was not all in vain, where each one of us leaves all we know, all we like and we hope you like it too.”