- Release Date 2014-07-18
- Label Suol
- Catalog SUOLCD010
Both established producers in their own right, they've shifted their sonic-palette away from house-based sounds to create an LP that has all the makings of a future soul classic.
Oozing with rich harmonies and warm grooves, the Tender Games sound is much more indebted to the UK club scene than to the darker, heavier timbres their hometown Berlin is associated with.
By deliberately going against the city's status-quo of technoid bleeps-and-squeaks, this album represents not just an artistic expression but a mission statement of sorts.
The duos disparate influences have come together to create a distinctive new sound; the 20 year-old Hoffstadt's house leanings are prominent, whilst HRRSN has drawn from garage, blues and even folk.
The album came together over the space of a year or so in the enviably decked-out studio of fellow Suolmates Chopstick & Johnjon, and features a wealth of guest vocalists and live instrumentation courtesy of HRRSN. The finished result is one which sounds lush, organic, and most of all, fresh.