Kindisch is 19 releases old, and it's latest offering - courtesy of Einzelkind - is a glowing affirmation of what the label stands for, namely style, innovation and raw dancefloor power.
Einzelkind, aka Arno Völker and Miguel Ayala, are no strangers to Kindisch, having already released the ICE 1956 and Pay 2 Play E.P.s on the label. This new three-tracker opens with 'Out With A Bang', a lean, pointillist house track that sees dizzying FX swimming around near-percussive piano stabs and abstract vocal snippets, all set to a heavy kickdrum, smacking snares and hefty yet subdued bass detonations. As Einzelkind coax the piano loops to the fore, the overall effect is at once subtle and utterly direct.
'No News Good News' is no less bewitching: a minimal drum pattern and powerful but padded bassline anchor the track, as whooshing, haunted electronic sounds surge and slither in from the edges of the sound-field. Three minutes in a crescendo of oscillating, acid-fried synth notes rises up - a rush-inducing rave signal that dissipates almost as quickly as it arrives, leaving the stripped-down groove to work its tireless magic. A second, yet more explosive breakdown ushers in taut snare sounds and a healthy injection of funk. Closing work-out 'AKA The Groove' is a coy, engrossing rhythm track underscored by a bassline that truly growls, and layers of melodious, zig-zagging percussion that lend a delicately tribal sensibility to proceedings.
Einzelkind have done it again - producing an EP which is both psychedelic and sensuous, cerebral yet resoundingly pleasure-centric