2/4 w/ Douglas Greed/ The Vulva String Quartett/ The Possibles
This is the second part of our compilation Traffic III. From the beginning, Traffic was a synonym for movement and for change. And a reason to join in. The records, produced with various artists and influenced by their respective musical approaches are a document of this changes that occurred step by step. Whether the emphasis lies on the music in terms of time (future music, retro, music of this time...) or in terms of style (breakbeat, minimal, detroit, whatever...), Traffic III is the product of the encounter between musicians, DJs, (graphic) artists, bookers, clubs and all the other "crazy" folks that can`t stop meeting us. Or that we can`t leave alone. Musically or personally.A1: Douglas Greed from Jena starts off the second 10" with Brush, a stoic groove-mountain and techno-march that burnishes the rising sun at the open-air of your choice. It fizzles, whooshes and smacks as if the mountain is being suddenly exposed to a severe thunderstorm.The groove changes by accentuation inside the track but this is not being pointed out explicitly. This time, Douglas Greed is - in contrast to the majority of the Traffic III tracks- not dealing with the emotional, melodic aspects of techno, but with variations of beat and sound, a rather unusual side of his work. After two great maxis on Combination, the third one is coming out in winter this year. His home-match-maxi on the jena label "Freude am Tanzen" is coming out in August.
B1: The B-side begins with a track by one of the currently most productive German electronic artist: Hanno Leichtmann (static, Kosmischer Pitch, White Hole). With his project The Vulva String Quartett, multiinstrumentalist and skilled percussionist Leichtmann has generated further room for the creation of an own universe inside a music genre, in this case it`s house music. His tracks are characterized by an enormous airiness and so full of corresponding melodies that it`s really hardly possible to find any adequate comparison inside this genre.The productions are extremely crisp and sorted and are literally floating through Leichtmann`s surround-sound-songwriting into sensible pop-structures. In parle avec moi, an elegantly swinging beat carries the easefully floating strings consisting of synthie-surfaces and classical-samples, counteracted by laconic loops from picked guitars and those warm glamour bass lines that in the meantime have become something like his trademark.
B2: The Possibles are some kind of a Supergroup of serious humor inside electronic music. Fuschimuschi-Math-Ice and former Viva-head of programming Stefan Kauertz have grown "Elektrische Fische" in MPC. These fish possess specific organs with which they generate electric signals and they also have electronic receptors for the perception of signals their own and those coming from other fish. Stefan and Futschi have found out that it`s the same with themselves, therefore they named the Elektrische Fische and made sure that it perfectly hits the point. They wanted to avoid any mistake.There will be four 10"es releases in 2006/2007, that will be compiled to the 50th cd release. The music on Traffic III lives in different cities and countries and none of the tracks has been published before! That`s the way it is.