Boomkat Product Review:
A stroke of self-evident conceptual genius, Jack Callahan’s Die Reihe isolates and re-arranges stacks of K. Chandler’s deep house chords into a gorgeous, modern chamber-like suite for Nick Klein’s Psychic Liberation
Steering away from his work with psych dons Sunburned Hand of The Man, Callahan’s crafty study of Kerri Chandler follows in the deconstructed model of his ‘Trap Studies’, ‘Vocoder’, and ‘Housed’ releases with a mesmerising suite of free-floating chords sequenced into eleven minutes of swaying, elegant string cadence.
It’s a very neat and simple idea executed beautifully. Rather than the all-too-often cheesy intersections of classic house and orchestras that have cropped up to sate middle-aged ravers in country manors, Die Reihe’s chamber-like avant-classical take on Chandler is so much more effective for letting the elegance of the original motifs plaintively speak on their own, and, in the process, highlights the soulful immanence of deep house proper from an alternative perspective.