Steinklopfer – I Never Did It (Digital Album – Ghosthall)
Genre/Influences: Experimental-techno, ambient-techno.
Background/Info: Steinklopfer is a Swiss producer operating from Zürich. “I Never Did It” is his solo-debut on a label he already knows from a previous EP released under the Us & Sparkles moniker.
Content: This project has been announced as quite different from his previous work. I noticed an interesting and somewhat experimental approach in mixing techno elements together with ambient atmospheres and experimental sonic treatments. The work reveals wafting sweeps and cracking noises carried by a slow danceable tempo.
The main strength of this work is all hidden in little sonic details like evasive sweeps and bleeping sequences. The tracks have been achieved by a fascinating progression avoiding the typical repetitive loops.
+ + + : The originality of the work based upon a great fusion of influences is absolutely successful. I like the elaborated and meticulous production.
– – – : I can’t affirm to have heard a kind of potential hit or dancefloor killer. “I Never Did It” is not exactly the kind of techno production that gone make you wild.
Conclusion: Steinklopfer reveals an interesting and mainly refreshing sound approach. The techno-ambient symbiosis is somewhat transcendental and definitely avant-garde minded.
Best songs: “Melodies (Original Mix)”, “Evenings – Original Mix”.