Brendon Moeller Wanderer EP
A new EP from Brendan Moeller out on Speedy J’s Electric Deluxe label. The digital only version of the title track – Wanderer – is a lovely bit of crisp European techno and easily the best thing here. The Fuck Yeah Vinyl mix is a completely different proposition. This is basic techno with strong industrial undercurrents. Too dry for me. The Jonas Kopp mix had me reaching for the paracetamol with its relentless 4/4 beats. The Tommy Four Seven mix is a static filled whispy track, always going just out of reach.
Blurb: Whetting appetites for Works—Brendon Moeller’s ninth studio album and his first full-length for Speedy J’s compound techno stable—Electric Deluxe present The ‘Wanderer EP’, with remixes from CLR’s Tommy Four Seven and Argentine vanguard Jonas Kopp. Taken from Works scheduled for release in April 2012 —Moeller’s idiosyncratic reflection upon “the spirit of techno —“Wanderer” nods to the genre’s dark and industrial side, whilst it’s crashing hats and surging bass allude to Berlin and the artist’s fomented Berghain affiliation. Growling, guttural strata and robotic peals further cement it as one of Moeller’s more dystopian creations and most driving effort to date. Jonas Kopp toughens “Wanderer” into one of his signature marching workouts, sliced with urgent stabs. Tommy Four Seven on the other hand picks up the track’s shimmering melody—at the fore in its pre-mastered state, made available here in digital form—and tousles it with his distinctive bone-crushing beatwork and crunchy, field-generated padding. The Wanderer EP will also be released on vinyl in an exclusive package with the Album. The second ep from the album should be out end of March.
Release/catalogue number: Edlx.021
Release date: Feb 21, 2012