Boomkat Product Review:
Trapez releases its first ever artist album and the debut Oliver Hacke full-length. An album full of new tracks and different styles, from the straight ahead to the occasional skewed shuffle, funky and 'polar'-driven atmospheric tracks. Releasing on Trapez and all its sublabels, as well as for Background, the duesseldorf-based artist has not give us the full picture, until now. Who is the man that gave us 'polar 1' - many pundits favourite clicky track last year, the walking bass epics on the 'clip' ep for Trapez, 'der vampir von duesseldorf' the most sought after number in the white label limited series to this day or his fantastic remix of Akufen's 'psychometry iii'? The album attempts to answer - Hacke pays tribute to revolutionary developments in techno and house from the last 5 years, fusing it with his own ideas of sound design, mastering and dynamics. Influenced primarily by artists such as: Cristian Vogel, Neil Landstrumm, Herbert and Thomas Brinkmann, Oliver has added an individual, but still universal flavour to this album. Subject carrier is not a mere collection, but has been specifically recorded for this occasion - and Trapez which has been at the forefront of the minimal explosion these last four years is lucky to have him and so are we.