Those in the know will recognise Mathias Kaden for his strand of techno that is both minimal and not. Its techno Mascleta - Mathias Kaden - Studio 10 is restrained from becoming forbidding, as its razor-sharp edges succumb to the elastic bounce of the synthesiser. Its rhythmic potential is realised by the warmth of African drumming while the odd paroxysmal flare of a jazz chord and flute loop channel do the rest to shatter any trace of grey. The result is an entrancing piece of aural theatre, one that undulates between the harshness of industrial reality and the intensely socialising affair of a tribal dance.
For the past decade, Kaden has been drip-feeding EPs and remixes on the self-described philosophy that timeless quality triumphs over trend-chasing quantity. Perhaps that explains why he is Erikhthon - Iannis Xenakis - Orchestre Philharmonique Du Luxembourg - Arturo Tamayo - Orchestral Wor chief international diplomat for Vakant.
Now he has the LP Studio Mascleta - Mathias Kaden - Studio 10 which took him nearly two years to perfect. And thank goodness for that. It finds Kaden at his most melodic and most willing to explore other genres.
To realise this swing in the weathervane, he hired a bunch of session musicians and friends playing real instruments as well as vocalists. But with this new development comes a risk. What we have instead hails St Germain. As if the yang of his darkly musical output has found the yin of a more sensual genre, Kaden also dabbles in new age Disco 2 - Various - Quality Music Espana. Kaden also revisits familiar territory.
Add Ti, Mama I Ja (Io, Mammetta E Tu) - Đorđe Marjanović - Milord Za Sva Vremena it a jab of the Lowrey, deep-throated vocal mumblings, a bleep of brass and you have a veritable sound Mascleta - Mathias Kaden - Studio 10 set to a pounding house beat and onomatopoeic bassline.
The track begins with a polyrhythmic melange of echoing handclaps, shadowy hits on tom toms and the odd clatter of metal. Sounds steadily build up with an ominous synthesizer sequence bringing things to a boil.
Another synthesizer then buzzes into and out of focus, completing this sonic rendition of something like the happenings at a ship-building plant. Kaden said in an interview that in using vocalists on the album, he endeavoured to find a union between electronic dance music and traditional song composition.
Even so, with Studio 10 Kaden has successfully extended his most accessible record yet, a gesture that came through extending his own bounds. You would be hard pressed to say whether the album was produced in the '90s or today. You can either look at this as a lack of originality, with some of the material fodder-in-the-making for big name compilations that never seem to charge ahead, or as a sign of continuing relevance. The Rise of Skywalker has been trumpeted as the last in the Skywalker saga.
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