The project monokompatibel was founded by Michael Wirtz (Frankfurt) and Severin Schultze (Cologne) who both studied at the Institut Fuer Musik Und Medien in Duesseldorf as part of the Robert-Schumann-Musikhochschule.
They release their debut EP here on Trapez ltd together with Ümit Han (lsb.TV, Traum) and producer Andreas Kolinski (akmusique) from Duesseldorf who produced albums with known artists like Carlos Peron (Yello) and Eberhard Kranemann (one oft he founders of Kraftwerk / NEU).
Monokompatibel & Ümit Han create their own modular sound that is characterized by a timeless yet intelligent stress field between tech-house and Detroit.
The opening analog track "Minimal Sour is determined by a rough beat and lots of glitch sounds, pink noise and sounds that create nice small peak moments.
There is a lot of fine sound shaping taking place and people who appreciate that aspect of music will find a lot in this track,
The track "Painkiller" is the most notable track of the EP. It has an amazing breakdown and a simplistic melody that sends a chill through your spine. A perfect track to create a collective feel with people and a track that can rise the energy level to the max.
The last track "Grasshopper" is a bass-line driven ghostlike track with wailing sounds told with elegance.