Boomkat Product Review:
One fine spring afternoon not so long ago, Static and Lali Puna’s gorgeous vocalist Valerie Trebeljahr came together in a fit of inspiration and presented our little CCO imprint with a perfect 5 minute stretch of pop bliss. A fabulous follow up to Lali’s sublime ‘Scary World Theory’ album, ‘Turn On, Switch Off’ unfolds with simmering drum loops and shimmering keys, interjected with Valerie’s flowing, almost whispered lullaby narrative and a spine-tingling cascade of harps that flips your stomach inside out. Just lovely. ‘Promesse De Bonheur’ follows in more crunchy form, an ethereal electro-sizzle in slow motion that bounces atop a throbbing bassline and sparkling Fender Rhodes keys, like skipping stones on glistening silvery water as the sun slowly sets itself into the world. Onto the flip and we find our man Farben, aka Jan Jelinek, delivering his most understated work to date - remixing the title track into a summer breeze of swept jazz drums and space echoes, all wrapping themselves closely to Valerie’s unmistakabley warm whisper. ‘Give Me Your Loving’ ends the EP off with the crunch in mind, poptronix infused with electroid beats and fizz, melodies you were born with and a production aesthetic that could only have really emerged from Berlin. Perfect.