THE VULVA STRING QUARTETT
OUT OF SIGHT
Vulva String Quartett is the wonderful house-project of Hanno Leichtmann, who is better known as "Static" inside the electronica universe. Already last year, VSO has ecstasized experts with its debut 4-tracker (Core 027). Leichtmann`s trademark are those deep, glittering basslines, around which he builds quite playful house-tracks that nevertheless are containing a sort of song structure.Most of the harmonical backing (string loops) is made by sampling bits and pieces from classical records and/or soundtracks and pasting them together to new material.
"Out of Sight" is an hommage to a piece from M. Ravel (no,its NOT bolero!). Melancholic, happysad with a light, uplifting beat and beautiful string arrangements. The string section fits perfectly with the Roland SH101 sequence and the Fender Rhodes melody in the 3rd part of the track. The hihats, claps and snaps are played by Leichtmann himself. No expences saved here!
Leichtmann is also playing drums in a band with Jan Jelinek and Andrew Pekler called "Kosmischer Pitch". So he asked Jelinek to do a Farben remix. "Farben says: it`s out of sight", is a Farben masterpiece, simple, tool-like, with a funky bassline and a stunning vocal line from the master himself.
"Algebraic Flowchart" is a darker track with a slight 80s feel and ironical synth sounds. 3 different sequences flow around a deep bassline. but when the cowbell and the subbass start, this will lead you to higher states of conciousness.