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Peter Clamat - Stretch The Truth EP (Uknowy)


Without a doubt one of the niftiest things about running our little label & blog is that sometimes some kind souls are warm-hearted enough to send us fantastic little care-packages containing their current or forthcoming labours of love. It's especially nice to receive not only some kickass upcoming bits on hefty 12", but when the guys running things also turn things up to eleven and the package contains the whole 9 yards: not only great music on record plus a full-colour sleeve, and download code, but also tons of stickers, and the icing on the cake - a lovely handwritten note. All sent by carrier pigeon too, as should be expected.



The lovely lads in question are those behind new label Uknowy (see whut they did there) - based in Munich, and have snagged the talents of house music don & eclectic composer Niels Hofheinz aka Peter Clamat of Big Bait fame, with a remix by our good pal Daniel Lesemann no less, to be featured on their debut twelve.

The record starts off with 'Beuys Over IP' a real late night, heads down track with a forward feel, building constantly in waves, with a constant analog bass that drills itself deep into your subconscious - in the best way possible of course. Blinded By Midi is a decidedly lighter cut, with deep pads but still pushes quite hard and thus wouldn't be out of place in a spot like the downstairs room at Watergate on a saturday night for example. Bangin' deepness. Coming in at the end of the A side is 'Filzkugel', a mega-wonky house cut with industrial drum sounds that fans of Saine's 'Scrabble' on our own humble imprint might also fancy.

Flip over for Lesemann's take on Filzkugel - and in typical Lesemann form, he's taken the original and erm, fouked it up a little bit, creating his own more sophisticated and playful take. Probably the go-to cut on the record for us this - will be playing this heaps and then some. Finally we get a remix of 'Blinded by Midi' by the kraut duo Rhode & Brown who have done a couple of really tight eps for Toy Tonics in the past. Fans of Hamo's recent thing on Splendour and Squalour should have no problem sinking their teeth into this lovely rub.
 

Beast of an outing by Peter Clamat and smashing maiden voyage if there ever was one by the cats at Uknowy (congrats guys!!). Only 300 of these bad boys will be doing the rounds so be quick and order when they appear…should be out soonish.  Out now!

Grab one from the label's bandcamp page

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