Boomkat Product Review:
Herrmann and Kleine, in the simplest terms, piece together melodies and sounds that appeal to our most innate emotional yearnings. Music that speaks to that part of our soul that wants to sing along with arms aloft and wide smiles gracing faces. 'Our Noise' really is a pop masterpiece. The collaboration between Christian Kleine and Thaddeus Hermann, both veterans of the Berlin electronic scene , this album finds itself a sun-drenched halfway house between the ethereal/lush guitar strums and electronic sceneries that Mr Kleine has mastered across his work for the City Centre Offices and Morr Music Labels, and Thaddi's delicious, crunchy beat work and his adherence to all things analogue and blue. The result is overwhelmingly optimistic, uplifting, hedonistic. Start with the truly devestating opener 'drop' - a simple guitar flowing with a water-pop beat and the slowly..slowly..introduction of a butter-soft breakbeat and midnight electronic funk. Or 'Headlights' : a reflective and upfront break searing through pessimism and obliterating all doubts, warm and dusty, beautiful with such effortlessness that notions of naivety or bliss race around your mind and succumb to the need to just listen. 'Blue Flower' takes things to the next step : Ariane's childlike voice echoing a timeless folk-appeal that soon gives way to layers of treated guitars, distortion and underlying beats and treatments that leave us in no doubt that this is very much a record produced in the here and now. Ariane's whispered vocal sprinkles goodness once again over the pure bliss that is 'Shuttle' - slow and introspective, washed out spaces that sound like the world presenting itself within a womb of warmth. This is a truly unique record, one that manages to sing in key with the zeitgeist whilst operating in timeless waters. And we all know that records like that only really come round when we least expect them. Listen and fall in love.