Boomkat Product Review:
One of the final dispatches from Low Company’s subsidiary label division is a set of anxious, mystic Junglist steppers from the mysterious Scheidung Online, a followup to that mad ‘Steffi Grafs Innere Ruhe’ killer from a few years back.
Landing somewhere between Christoph De Babalon’s calcium-deficient jungle, Felix K or Pessimist rolige, and Civilistjävet’s spooling meditations, the session unwinds four stripes of hypnotically locked-in momentum that sounds like we found a secret door to a hidden back room at a free-party. It’s manna for the BEB/Low Company acolytes, dancing right on frayed nerves with a devilish balance of club urgency and gothic wallflower voyeurism for those who like to dance in the shadows of life and style.
‘Ihre Scheidung Schnell Und Guenstig’ unlocks its limbs from syrupy halfstep and sleepwalker pads to spindly crazy legs like some offcut to ‘IYII, IOOI’, whereas ‘Viel Guenstiger Als Gedacht’ softens up with plusher pads and a dreamlike tension between its racing drums and anaesthetised atmosphere. ‘Guenstiger Gehts Nicht’ pinches the form to more electroid footwork patterns and slipperier textures that get limbs in a sexy lather, and ’Super Betreuung Schneller Service’ pushes that aesthetic along the slow/fast halfstep axis to a murkier adjunct to special guest dj & Ben Bondy’s Xphresh or Burial with its ohrwurming rave diva lick.