Boomkat Product Review:
Ms. John Soda are Stefanie Böhm and Micha Acher, both part of the creative sphere that has given birth to Lali Puna,The Notwist and The Tied and Tickled Trio. Micha Acher is a core member of the highly acclaimed band The Notwist, and the mastermind behind the jazz hybrids of the revered Tied and Tickled Trio. Stefanie Böhm, meanwhile, plays keyboards with Munich-based instrumentalists Couch. The pair have been collaborating on a part-time basis for the last 10 years, with ms. john soda being their little pop project, finally given a widescreen airing on this superb new single. 'drop = scene' takes unusual steps towards a new pop direction, one where the melody, clarity, emotional directness and timelessness of song structures supersedes the importance of aural experimentation. Employing an array of accoustic instruments including bass, guitar, drums and keyboards - with a constant glance at the careful balance between instruments and electronics. This lovely 4-tracker includes a reworking from Lali Puna's Florian Zimmer - a small epic, almost twice as long as the original, and a second remix courtesy of roberto di gioia, a jazz pianist who pursues electronic projects walking a tightrope between reduction and kitsch, always sticking to the sublime. Fans of Broadcast, Stereolab and, off course, Lali Puna watch out!!