Time To Sleep – Vedorna EP

Time To Sleep’s premiere on Cologne’s Feines Tier. This guy from Croatia kicks a** with a brand new EP! Vedorna is a discoish track with electro elements and a hypnotising drive. The Dissonance dub of the title track is more like a “house not house“ rework, to enjoy and maybe for the intimate setting. And finally, Nasgavak is a tribalish house track with elements of acid and mesmerising pads imaginable in different (psychedelic) situations or your early dj-shift.

Mishell – Slope EP

Mishell is an upcoming producer from Tel Aviv. His Slope EP is a very diverse record – every track with a different feel, from positive to even more dark vibes. All of them combine the same influences such as funky vibes, trance melodies, rolling house bass lines as well as organic percussions and instruments. The track Tika was created in collaboration with his good friend Lott.
On top Spanish acid line expert Bawrut contributed a slamming remix that totally sets the dancefloor on fire!


Johannes Klingebiel – Grosse Trommel LP

Following his pre-album ALLES ODER NICHTS EP from October, Johannes Klingebiel finally unveils his full new album for Feines Tier, and this time he’s hitting the Bass Drum, la Gran Cassa, die GROSSE TROMMEL!

Consisting of a collection of tunes written during the lockdown months, you can feel a sense of longing for the dancefloor in the music. As can be said for most of Johannes’ productions it’s walking the line between being ready for the club and your headphones or kitchen HiFi-system at the same time.
Besides the already released EP-tunes some standouts in the tracklist include the title track with its Aphex Twin-esque combination of harsh drum beats and gorgeous melodies, the garage-house-floating beauty SCHWEBEN or the simplistic KLARHEIT with its Kraftwerky minimalism. The soft double-stroke of ACHJA and VIELLEICHT is closing out the record with a melancholic sigh, leaving you thinking „maybe, just maybe it will all work out in the end…“


Hounah – Broken Land LP

With „Broken Land“ Daniel Nitsch presents the first album of his latest project Hounah – and thus grants a deep look into his feelings and thoughts. Pieces like „Sorrow“, „Fairbanks“ or „Norton Bay“, which invite you trace inside, are accompanied by those that present Daniel’s personal views on very political and generally relevant issues, presented in songs like „Revolution“, „Guilty State“ or „Cash For Your Home“. They cover topics like racism and gentrification, deal with the burden that imperialism places on us. Ask for what a future could look like – and how it could successfully happen at all. Thus, Hounah is not a feel-good project, „Broken Land“, the title suggests it, a profound, here and there even painful inventory, which wants to stimulate reflection and further thinking.
Very diverse, thematically as well as musically – and created with great attention to detail. Listening closely allows light bulb effects in terms of content, but also in terms of sound, lets us walk in the footsteps of downbeat, hip-hop, trip-hop, ambient, electronica and jazz. Hounah quickly reveals here that they are not afraid of breaks, but are also capable of soulful fusions in sound collages.
The circle of friends behind Hounah, consisting of producer Daniel Nitsch, pianist Johann Blanchard, singer Lena Schmidt and guitarist Marten Pankow, came together for the album „Broken Land“ in order to immediately try out further alliances: two of the songs on the album were created in creative cooperation with A-F-R-O, infamous rapper from Los Angeles. And so it is little surprise that each song creates a new world of sounds and thoughts – and one suspects already after the first tracks that there is more waiting for us, that „Broken Land“ will not remain Hounah’s last work.





Luca Musto – Nice Place, Bad Intentions LP

“Einsteigen Bitte!”

After more than six years of collaboration between label and artist, Feines Tier and Luca Musto bring to you the highly anticipated first full length LP “Nice Place, Bad Intentions”.

Musto’s first LP “Nice Place Bad Intentions” departs from the conventional 4/4 time signature. Instead, the album’s structure and the tracks themselves are reminiscent of a 1990s/2000s Hip Hop long play release. This becomes evident in the fact that the LP not only features 17 tracks, including skits and interludes, but also that they make up the framework of a conceptual album. Here, listeners will be encouraged to follow the track list and listen to “Nice Place, Bad Intentions” in one go.

“Nice Place, Bad Intentions” was produced over a period of 1,5 years. Besides the majority being original samples and vocals from Luca Musto, the LP also features a number of studio musicians, including bass players, trumpeters and guitarists. Cologne-based guitarist Simon Bahr can be found on several tracks, including the three singles “Infiltrate”, “Boogie Angst” and “Real Name, No Gimmicks”. Moreover, the skits and interludes are spoken by professional voice actors from the US and Canada.

The Berlin-themed album follows the characters Mick and Richie, who are all about partying and come to the city for one weekend in hopes to have the time of their lives. When the characters’ expectations meet reality, their naiveté (or bad intentions) lead them to getting screwed, robbed and even arrested. These stories about their journey through Germany’s capital are found in the interludes and skits. Listeners can follow them passing infamous places and metro stations in the city based on sampled BVG announcements, which gives the album a radio play vibe.

Sound-wise, Luca Musto’s unique sounds include scratched hooks that meet original lyrics and melodies, resulting in distinctive genre-bending tunes. As Mick and Richie stumble through some of Berlin’s most infamous places, their expectations repeatedly clash with the reality of the capital’s nightlife. Similarly the listeners’ expectations are twisted and turned. Yet, the soundtrack underlining the characters’ journey never disappoints and brings its listeners on a rhythmic trip of old and new sounds. From rapping on downtempo as in “City of Grind” to merging the classic structure of electronic music with funky guitar licks and unconventional chord transitions as in “Infiltrate”, the LP feels at once like a daring experiment and like the beginning of a developing new genre.

Artwork by Elena Schädel

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