- Release Date 2012-11-02
- Label Pingipung
- Catalog PP36CD
Dennis Busch has delivered an enormous output of odd, melodic techno tracks in the last decade - mostly on his own now unfortunately vanished "Esel" imprint (this means "donkey"). We have featured this sound in a dedicated compilation of his archive in 2008, called "Fistel Rose Power". "Music for dance floors which haven't been invented yet", someone wrote.
Today he presents a fresh sound, each track bouncing and swaying in a different shade of good humor. We think it's his best album yet, in terms both of composition and sound. Deep chords from Detroit meet skweeeish melodies, a brassy bass says "wob", and hip-hop hi-hats hold those guitars and vinyl samples together. The entire album has been mixed down in real-time sessions on his MPC - this famous sampler is actually the only device with which Dennis Busch produces his tracks. Maybe it is the technological simplicity and his ease to ignore the temptations of endless digital sonic possibilities which shape the peculiar charms of this whole album.
If deep-house were a discipline at the Paralympics, "New Yor" or "Happy Stranger" would definitely qualify. The title track "Total Youth" sounds like brewing the world's finest mocha coffee for Jan Jelinek (footnote: Jan Jelinek and Dennis Busch are musical mates, and Jan even considers to create a collage album from Dennis' sounds on his own "faitiche" label in the near future - what a good idea!). "Love Is Evol" is an old man crooning his wisdom quietly in our ears. The raise-your- fist-up-high-contest goes to the last track's cowbell, "Keiner Vice mehr".
The artwork has entirely been created by Dennis Busch. By the way, those who buy the LP get a colored inner sleeve with two more of his works. An online archive of Dennis Busch's visual works can be found here: www.dennisbusch.tumblr.com