Boomkat Product Review:
Dictaphone’s love of innovation that slowly creeps its influence onto the smokey traditions of Jazz and film scoring has made for an inspired fusion of musical styles old and new.
After their acclaimed debut album ”M.=Addiction", Dictaphone have spent time in the studio teasing their instruments back to life 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 microphones hanging from the low ceiling. Roger Döring (saxophone & clarinet), 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 new tracks.
”Peaks" is more than a hommage, inspired by the theme of a well known TV-series, it takes that haunting groove and transforms it into the most perfect setting for Döring's saxophone. The B-Side features two timeless Dictaphone tracks, made by Doerell and Döring evoking the same breathless haze of late nights that their album managed to portray so vividly.
Deeply cinematic music.