Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Chopstick & JohnJon - Friday Night Lights EP

Four tracks of post-minimal deep straight outta Berlin, courtesy of Chi-Thien Nguyen, AKA Chopstick and perhaps best known for his work as one-half of Eyerer & Chopstick, along with one John Muder.

Not a lot to say, really, just four deep, stripped-down numbers, except that there's a touch more soul in the sparse electronics than most of this sort of tackle, thanks to the subtle use of snippeted vox and some lush piano chords. Clear Eyes also features a quite funkified bassline, albeit one which is barely there; the same track, on the Trickski Remix, slowly (very slowly) builds into something resembling old-school Chi-town deep, and I think it's this latter pass I'm feeling the most.

Out: Now (since Jan 27, to be precise)

About: This is the first release on new label Suol. Somewhat confusingly, it carries the catalogue number SUOL013; that's because Suol is actually the new name for Baalsal Music, the Berlin minimal label which after three years and 12 releases has now opted to pursue a slightly housier path. Bring yourself up to speed on Baalsal's history here, or hit up Chopstick on MySpace.

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