Boomkat Product Review:
At long last we can offer you the debut album from Christian Kleine on City Centre Offices. Christian has been involved with our label since the beginning – as one half of Herrmann and Kleine and, crucially, as co-writer and co-producer of much of Arovane’s ‘Tides’ LP. His music has a kind of purity and simplicity to it that perfectly follows on from ‘Tides’ - a love of the guitar, an innate ability to create rich atmospherics out of the most basic of components, a construction of beats that come from and head towards the fattest territory. An album that has lived with us for a long time, slowly permeating itself into our lives and affecting us day to day in our respective city centres. Beyond Repair contains 8 wonderful tracks, all dominated by an epic elegance, from the ambient crackles of ‘Kritzel’ to the pulsing title track ‘beyond repair’, the 8 tracks melt day & night, melancholy & happiness, fragility & strength. Little melodies meet popsongs meet beats meet big, fascinated children’s eyes.