“The Moment KLKTV consists of Alejandro Fournier and Michael Rittner and can look back on a very international history: everything started with their joint stint as part of an artist collective in Guadalajara (Mexico), moves on to the first album produced in Malaga and has now arrived at the second joint album, which goes back to a joint visit to Berlin in 2017 and has since evolved across genres and borders. Indeed, Be A Bridge sounds at times like a nocturnal excursion through the neon-lit ruins of 1980s West Berlin, arm in arm with Gabi Delgado, Thomas Fehlmann and Human League’s Philipp Oakey. The wonderful wave pop of tracks like ‘Kill The Beast’, ‘Human League’ or ‘A Waking Miracle’, which is carried by the abysmal vocals of Alejandro, magnificently underlines these kind of evocations. But the album is much more than just a revel in the past and moves skillfully between very different genres involving wave, house and pop. The songs take inspiration from several collaborations, for example with the singers Maria Tammer, Sofia Lorena and Mavi Solano, and the guitar parts played by Ede Mueller, that further expand the already multifaceted approach of the album. With ‘Be A Bridge’, Moment KLKTV has succeeded in creating a very coherent album, which convinces with a very mature and well-balanced crossover sound that could win over a completely new crowd of listener.”
1. Civil Engineer – Empire 03:21
2.The House of Aura – Ancient Time 04:01
3. Cocordion – Legoland 01:54
4. BUZZ CUT – Gut 02:46
5. Briffaut – Sidelines 03:52
6. in/PLANES – You & Me 03:44
7. Down Time – Blank Stare 03:23
8. Los Crocodiles – Don’t Want You Around 02:26
9. BAT BOYS – What A Drag 03:06
10. Shark Dreams – Blankey 02:58
11. Panther Martin – Strider 03:10
12. The Violent Lashes – I Don’t Want to Know Last 02:42
13. NIGHT, CHAMP – Hard Stop 03:41
14. JungleJungle – Don’t Wanna Wait 02:28
15. Jumbo Catfish – Visions 03:26
“As per tradition, six tunes that missed becoming part of past full-length records – collected into an ep, mega-ecclectic as always. Beauty, dirt, melody, chaos, casio beats, screaming, a ballad, grunge riffs, casio-disco, tribal pounding.”
“Much is remarkable with the new EP by Alec Troniq & Gabriel Vitel, even though remarkability seems a pattern applicable to all their work. ‘Mind Doodles’ had not just been their first collaboration, but also one of the biggest hits for Broque, having been streamed and shared on the Web by the millions. There a plenty of good reasons, why the follow-up EP New New World is bound to become a similar milestone. Let’s start with the obvious ones: after having performed under a plethora of project names, this is their first joint release published under Gabriel’s name only, what puts his distinctive vocals even more into the spotlight, even though it had been the storytelling epicenter and trademark ingredient ever since. Similarly noteworthy is the fact that, Alec and Gabriel connected so well with the Dortmunder Philharmoniker while re-interpreting Dvorak a while ago, that they continued their collaboration, leading up to the New New World EP which features some first joint songs born from this fruitful yet unusual collaboration. These full-bodied songs in particular lift the drama of Vitel’s moving songs onto the big stage and underline the emotional drama present in most of their tracks, only to be gently guided back onto the dancefloor by Tony Casanova’s Remix of ‘Unknown Places’. New New World contains big emotions for both club and concert hall and is a worthy successor of the ‘Mind Mill’ EP. One question remains though: how the two are planning to ever top this one. We are more than curious already.”
“As per yearly tradition, Jan presents an ep with material that did not fit the full-length album from previous year, in this case ‘Jan Pierwszy Starszy’. As with every JS e.p. there are no rules and the diversity of genres is breathtaking. Here we have casio-retro-wave, guitar post rock, noisy guitars overlaying, joyful turkish zurna-pop with broken time signature and an anthem of the priviledged man with a sturdy beat!”
“Lorelei is the debut album from duo Feminine (Giampiero Riggio and Francesco Cipriano).
A wave manifesto against the deeply rooted reverence for the logic of genres.
Lorelei develops on two complementary levels: one archaic and passionate,
troubled by the many contradictions of a land like Sicily and the other,
accurate and bewitching, is a prelude to teutonic Stuttgart.
A countless number of bytes which they shared and exchanged remotely.
This work is romantic and brave at the same time, constantly immersed into a very deep atmosphere, never trite,
fooled by the certainty that there is no dream which cannot be described.”