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Max Graef & Muff Deep - Am Fenster (Tartelet)

If you've been reading these pages for a while you should know by now we're big fans of Max Graef and his branch of dusty, moody house. I keep seeing his name pop up left and right as 'one to watch', so 2013 should be a great year for our German boy wonder.  After picking up the new Melbourne Deepcast record and playing Box Aus Holz 5 to death, I noticed another Max Greaf record eyeballing me from the wall at Oye Records last weekend that I hadn't heard of before on German/Danish imprint Tartelet.

It's another collab affair of sorts, this time with Muff Deep and BAH regular Labuzinski. 'Am Fenster' on the A is a truly incredible sonic voyage, stringing together soft, organic sounding drums, lush muted trumpet stabs, a distant male vocal, sharp claps, trademark Box-Aus-Holzy moody synth lines and and female vocale loop. It meanders, drifts, builds and develops, and it's of those wonderful tracks that keeps getting better and better with every listen. From the considerable pile of records I brought back from Germany this one has easily been getting the most plays. Flip over for two more tracks, Pink Panther, which is a bit too choppy for me, and the delightfully oddball groover Wrakk with its almost broken beats. This record is all about the A-side for me though, pure class.

So there, another record added to the Max collection. Apparantly there's a Max Graef album on Tartelet in the works, can't wait to find out more about it.

Pick it up here


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