Boomkat Product Review:
Hyper-stepping outta nowhere, Steffi Grafs Innere Ruhe fire off three flash-forward and clinically Teutonic takes on Footwork++ on mysterious white label
Coolly resetting the game 10 years into the future, the playfully titled but seriously considered Steffi Grafs Innere Ruhe toss their hat in the ring with three cuts splicing footwork torsion with the kind of rhythmic nous displayed by Xth Réflexion on the /\\Aught label or in Joe Coghill’s ‘Transit Valley’ 12”.
The A-side’s ‘Gute Freizeit’ sets the bar breathlessly high with racing hi-hats and writhing acid bass synched in a rapid-fire yet somehow sublime effect. Dancers will have to think on their feet in real time here, reprogramming on the hoof.
Flipside, ‘Prima Freizeit’ keeps the tempo breakneck, with skittish toms percolated around the soundsphere with needling synth attacks, while the so-fast-it’s-slow ‘Freizeit Spezial’ keeps it anaerobic, mystic, like an Autechrian organism transmogrifying before your ears.