Boomkat Product Review:
German house and electronica's most enduring producer presents a deadly new album - only his 2nd solo LP in 18 years! In contrast to 2011's 'Fatty Folders' side, 'Happiness Is Happening' is more inquisitive, lush but gritty, and still crafted with the same exquisite delicacy we've come to expect from the man behind total classics as Acid Jesus, Warp 69, Alter Ego, and not least Eight Miles High. It starts out with fine nods to motorik kosmische styles in the grinding momentum and smudged celestial synths of 'Connecting The Ghost' and the Kraftwerkian elegance of 'Friendship Song' before gradually turning more electroid with each track, from the pensile pings and scuffed shuffle of 'Your War Is Over', thru the wavey disco of 'Wilie' and the deadly edits of 'Parade', before turning to woody techno and pastoral atmospheres in 'We Have A Nice Life', and the sublime chimes of 'Occult Levitation'. Still a class act.