Only recently Stephan Straka aka Sikora showed us once again with his album Weitermachen! how meticulously he explores the most diverse genres in electronic music. In the course of his impressive career, Sikora made a name for himself early on as a creator of new sounds, moving beyond musical pigeonholes and fine-tuning his sound worlds with surgical precision. Now he directly goes on and presents with Weitermachen! (Closer) another masterpiece with which he brings more intimate, ambient sounds to our ears.While the predecessor goes on a rougher musical journey that is characterised by distorted, raw sounds that are at times experimental, then briefly take out the ambient blanket to then bring the listener ever closer to the dancefloor track by track, he has now adopted a warmer pace, which - as the title Closer already suggests - beyond the dancefloor keeps on knitting on the more cosy ambient blanket and moves further in the direction of electro.