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Posted : Oct 2, 2017 01:33:44
Now I gotta say it's nice catching up on Iboga Records. I feel they've managed to move on from being a primarily psy trance labelled label and this has given them some freedom to release more techno & deep house styles.
This album for me falls more in the deep house side of things. It makes me wish Flying Rhino had kept up with their Freestyle sub label which allowed musicians to step out of the "psy" zone and produce more club orientated tunes.
Krusseldorf puts together exactly what the title suggests. An album of laidback funky tunes that sometime just go nowhere in particular and other tracks have a definite focus.
But it doesn't matter. It all sound so good, especially on a gloomy Monday morning drive to dropping the kids at kinder when you've been having a shitty time health wise & just need something to take your mind off yourself.
The stand out tracks for me are
"They Fall" - a funky little house piece with a nice rhythm section & female vocals that don't make you cringe like so much cheesy house does.
"High Nights" - Another funky house piece, good rhythm & just nice melodies that are think that better times are surely just around the corner. It screams of sunny afternoon with nothing to worry about.
"Medeltid" - A nice ambient piece with piano melody that carries the whole piece.
The rest of the album is really nice as well, but a bit more stripped back & more focussed I guess on the dance floor.
All in all I'm impressed with the nice little piece & for me Iboga is definitely still the progressive label to follow. I've given other like Iono a few listens but it's just so cut n' paste. Iboga at least seem to be willing to add a little variety to their catalogue.
If you're looking for an album that you can dance too or works just as well to kick back to driving around or reading a book this is IMO the perfect companion. Just don't expect psychedelic sounds, just well produced progressive electronic music.
Revisiting the past.