Boomkat Product Review:
Dictaphone’s work for CCO has been perhaps the finest example of why we started a label in the first place. Their love of innovation that slowly creeps its influence onto the smokey traditions of Jazz and film scoring has made for a truly inspired amalgamation of musical styles old and new. After their highly acclaimed debut album ”M.=Addiction", Dictaphone have spent precious time in the studio caressing their instruments and eventually delivering another mesmerising set of tracks. ”Peaks" and ”Warszawa w nocy" are based around recordings made in a rehearsal room somewhere in Berlin with some microphones hanging from the low ceiling. Roger Döring (saxophone & clarinet on the Dictaphone album), Stephan Wöhrmann (drums) & Piotr Rybkowski (bass) met up for a couple of sessions over the last two years, fragments of which were taken away and re-assembled by Oliver Doerell in preperation for these four new tracks. ”Peaks" is more than a hommage, clearly inspired by the theme of a well known TV-series, it takes that certain haunting groove and transforms it into the most perfect base for Döring's saxophone. ”Warszawa w nocy" sounds like a million things happening at the same time, but in the end, all that’s left is noise, hiss, a pleasently disturbing groove and the saxophone. The B-Side features two classic Dictaphone tracks, made by Doerell and Döring evoking the same breathless haze of childhood and long, late nights that their album managed to portray so vividly. This is deeply cinematic music of the most moving kind – we urge you to check it out at and dip into something utterly individual and stunningly beautiful. Sublime music.