In order to see, we need light, but we are not blind in the darkness. Our eyes adapt to the darkness and we see contours and shapes. Only colours are hard to differentiate. Thats why we say, All cats are grey at night. Darkness lets you feel all your other senses much stronger. For example, you hear much better.
Thats why Benno Blomes debut album "Night Shots" is best heard after sunset. Each of these tracks are like a picture taken under low light, where schemes and structures come together in the process of its development. The night itself becomes the target here. Each part of every track is scheduled to be experienced during the nightfall. The absence of daylight is the concept, where adrenaline rushes through the veins like cars driving through city streets. Traffic, people, clubs, flashlights everything shines in shapes and forms. After 18 years of music production, countless EPs and remixes on his own imprint 'Sender' and befriended labels like Bar 25 Music, it was finally time for Benno Blome to drop his first full length album. He noticed a strong current running through his productions, beginning to interconnect his album already. So he came out of the studio with some brand new material (Spherical Aberration, White Flag, Full Frame, High Grain, Lense Distortion as well as an edit of Have Some) and bound it together with his favourite recent tracks (Abotha, Father Of Birds, Drop Out, Check Check, Jac Jac and People Keep On). The plan turned out even better than expected, as the combination of all these tracks tied together and created an almost magical, maybe even addictive flow. As you would expect, the storyboard to this flow was written by Benno and the night, but he had help by some good friends as well. "People Keep On" was co-produced by Kotelett & Zadak, "Lense Distortion" by Daniel Dreier and "Father of Birds" by Hopperider. Another strong influence on "Night Shots" is definitely Chicago Jackin House. Jackin 909-beats and vocal cuts, minimized dub-sounds from his favourite analogue Synthesizer, Prophet 8 are the main ingredients here.
So please enjoy the result. A selection of tracks, or rather a selection of night shots. Raw stills taken from the cloudy subconscious of Bennos mind and developed in his studio for your pleasure on the floor or wherever you are.