Boomkat Product Review:
Hivern’s wayfaring A&R spirit comes up trumps again as Bucharest production unit Khidja bring their spectral machine funk to the label. RIYL Optimo Trax, Lena Willikens, Moscoman, dancing at the Salon Des Amateurs.
Andrei Rusu and Florentin Tudor break free of the clutches of Emotional Response boss Chuggy for this dalliance on Hivern Discs, squaring up with a quarter of diverse dance floor interrogators. Leading out, Die Wilde Spirale hits on a 21st Century krautrock tip that picks up where Offen Music troupe Toresch left off last year, whilst you can imagine Lena Willikens pushing out Pinnacles whilst puffing away on a Lucky Strike.
Hætrin spirals out into a rather crafty modern disco twinkle that is sorta reminiscent of that Terje edit of Pop Muzik, and closer Krdftfeld is a DJ tool, Khidja-style, with all sorts of odd samples thrown over a tuff motorik groove.