Its been over half a year since youAND:THEMACHINES album BEHIND first saw the light of night. Now its time to presents a nice remix package with some of the favourite artists of Martin.
"A year after the release of his Behind LP youAND:THEMACHINES presents Behind LP Reshaped - an opulent collection of selected edits, interpretations and remixes courtesy of a prestigious roster of distinguished producers including Matthew Herbert, Steve Bug, XDB, Boo Williams, Sascha Dive, Legowelt, Marko Fürstenberg & Luke Hess and Basic Soul Unit amongst many more.
youAND:THEMACHINES is the solo moniker of Martin Müller - one half of the Berlin based luminaries youANDme who have enjoyed success through official works for the likes of Moodymann, Seth Troxler and Radio Slave and through releases on labels such as Ornaments, Cocoon and Rekids.
It was back in June 2013 that Martins Behind first saw the light of night; an enthralling insight into his mind and his equipment built using Roland drum machines, the Moog Voyager and the Roland Alpha Juno amongst many other analogue pieces. Released through long-term affiliates - Ornaments, Martins debut LP was received with tremendous appreciation as a laudable achievement in brooding and physical machine music by the likes of Laurent Garnier, Steve Bug, Scuba and Âme to name a few.
Behind Reshaped mines deep beneath the originals surface and is a varied compound of textures, tones and atmospheres. From Steve Bugs glacial Raw and Reduced edit of Drift to The Analog Roland Orchestras allaying take on Desire and from XDBs armoured and clap-heavy remix of Perception to Freund der Families lucidly textural version of Entrance Room the listener is ferried through a broad spectrum of feeling whilst a spectral and rueful current remains consistent.
True to the labels practice - Ornaments 29th installment will come bolstered with labour-of-love extras including 333 hand-painted artwork editions (3 x 12) with each cover bearing a unique painting and stamped number and a special limited tape edition again, with hand-painted artwork and a bonus exclusive tape track."
Words: Christian Newman