Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Soulphiction - Do You Overstand?! (Sonar Kollektiv)

Web: http://www.myspace.com/soulphiction

When the first Soulphiction records surfaced, there were lots of comparisons with Detroit non conformists like Theo Parrish and Moodymann, but these lazy evaluations don’t really do any party justice. In a similar manner to those Detroit guys, Stuttgart resident Michel Baumann aka Soulphiction prefers to let his music do the talking, but his warped take on house and techno eschew the grooves using his own unique axis. Do you Overstand?! features fourteen typically Soulphiction sounding grooves, where odd time signature driven beats, weirdly effected vocals and minor keys find a home. Hot cuts include the tender Ghana Wadada featuring Phlegmatic, the treated Latin tones of Sun Children and the groovy keyed Reminisce Over You. This is a deliciously weird yet delightful long player from Baumann.


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