Wednesday, August 20, 2008

A Little Night Music

A new Krautrock inspired project has come from an unlikely source in the form of Newcastle born Henry Smithson, aka Riton (pronounced Ree-ton). Riton now resides in London and is part of Gucci Soundsystem with Ben Rymer. Known for his Electro House stylings on such labels as Grand Central and Get Physical this project is a departure from that style with the very Krautrock inspired opening track 'Ertrinken' however normal service is resumed with the second track 'Feverprobe' with ultilising fat analogue synths with live drums for a very DFA style dancefloor stormer. The rest of the album has a very nice downtempo feel with the live instrumentation coming to the fore on tracks such as 'Finster' and Indian sitars on 'Die Fontaine' and 'Berdolator'.

Overall Eine Kleine Nacht Musik is a very mixed bag of different styles and influences that doesn't stray into obvious territory and is a very interesting listen.

Eine Kleine Nacht Musik - Ertrinken // Modular

Buy it at Juno

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