Johannes Klingebiel – Scream! EP

Johannes Klingebiel is back on Feines Tier with his „Scream!“ EP. After releasing two sold out vinyl EP’s and an album on the label we are proud to present new tunes once again – this time with a digital 5-tracker packed with nutritious festival food for all the day- and night-times this summer.
„Show Up“ is probably best served when the sun shows up and you can raise one hand in the air while sipping on your Spritz with other. The title track „Scream!“ goes in a darker and weirder direction, Johannes probably channeling his inner Kosi here with those tipsy cowbells and wonky sample pads flying around.
When the sun’s getting low and you can’t make out „The Forest For The Trees“ through all this fog and dry ice, just play the tune with that title. The warm piano and string chords will guide you through it all.
„Urgent Calls“ might be the most straightforward deep house track Johannes ever made, yet it still got that hazy trippy Klingebiel touch to it. Maybe this should be your new ringtone?
Closing out the EP is „Beyond“ with its mix of chord- and mind-bending synths and… brass instruments? Anyway, it makes us feel like we’re in a Western movie getting ready for a stand-off but accidentally had some edibles in our breakfast cereals and now everything is starting to melt into each other. And now? Hit repeat!

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Release: 07 June 2024

Artwork: Lorenz Klingebiel
Cover pic:
Series of three photos showing a hysterical yawning woman
Lettering: Baillements Hysteriques Phototype Negatif A.Londe Photocollographie Chene & Longuet Lecrosnier & Babe, Editeurs
Licensed under CC by 4 deed:
Slightly changes werde made by adding some background color.

Roe Deers – Landscape EP

Feines Tier is entering its 60s together with Lithuanian lad Liudas Lazauskas aka Roe Deers and his Landscape EP. We’re not exactly sure if those titular landscapes are to be understood literally, figuratively, metaphorically or all at once, nevertheless they are fascinating and a marvel to take in. Where and how do we start? With an (un)healthy dose of acid of course! „I’m very sorry (Acid)“ takes care of that, with the tune delivering everything the title promises, experience report included. Better make sure set and setting are right for this one! After that we’re taking a thrilling „Helicopter“ ride to „Glory“ and try not to loose our „Shoes“. Ok, that was a little cheap, I’m Very Sorry (Acid)! (Sorry again!) Anyway, to speak in strictly musical terms, „Helicopter“ is a banger. And „Glory“ is just beautiful with its gorgeous addictive swirling arps, while „Shoes“ keeps it cool tempo-wise and also mood-wise, creeping through some dark back-alleys with moody breakbeat drums and brooding synth chords. The penultimate „Silent Stories“ picks up the pace again a little bit, but gets even more grubby, hypnotic and seductive vocals included, before we get another face-melter with the closer „Sash“, which goes hard on the electric bass in your face, pitched-down vocals and some cowbells for good measure. Thank you Roe Deers for guiding us through these Landscapes for our 60th, the fresh air makes us feel like teenagers again.

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Kadosh & The Drifter – Jakarta EP

What a dream combo! Irish powerhouse and Maeve runner The Drifter  joins forces with the Israeli super talent of Frau Blau fame, Kadosh. The result is Jakarta, an elegant yet relentlessly effective and forceful tune built to elevate dance floors small and big(!) around the globe. It is one of those productions where all the elements fall into their suitable places so naturally that it’s made looking easy, which one might call an attribute of true craftsmanship.

The delicate mesh of synth stabs and chords, the sporadic vocal insertions, the efficient beat programming, everything is arranged to build a sum greater than its parts. We’re given two different variants of the track, the „Day“ and „Night“ version, which gives a clue about their respective qualities and intended use. But to be quite honest, we could also imagine the „Night“ version on a sunlit festival floor or the „Day“ version in a dark and sweaty warehouse. There have been dark days and bright nights after all, stranger things have happened. Whichever you end up choosing in any given moment, you most likely won’t be wrong.

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Dominik Marz – For All Time EP

Our busy Bavarian boy Dominik Marz makes a hard hitting return on Feines Tier with his new „For All Time“ EP. Such a title demands for big emotions, big synths, big breaks, and naturally Dominik brings them all! With his trademark sense for stripped-down on-the-nose drum patterns paired with in-your-face bass riffs and laser-focused sample usage he makes sure to bring any dancefloor to that rolling boiling Marz level. You know, that collective state of consciousness where nobody really knows when it actually began and everybody hopes for it never to stop with the perpetual urge to raise your hands and scream some undefined sounds of joy. We could go through the individual tracks and explain what makes each of them great, but better simply dive in yourselves, as with this one, you can’t really miss anyway!

Cover art: David Kochs

Bryan Kessler – An Idea Of What We Could Be If We Were Not Ourselves EP

The next installment on Feines Tier is being delivered by none other than musician, poet and enfant terrible extraordinaire Bryan Kessler and boy, does he deliver indeed, giving us „An Idea Of What We Could Be If We Were Not Ourselves“. And however you might decode this idea personally (as it is brought to us in the language of music), it is certainly a precisely shaped one. All over the EP Bryan is bringing the goods with his signature raw-yet-meticuosly-arranged production style introducing sudden flashes of ecstasy, be it with some surprise trancy synth stabs (on the title track), red-herring-piano-chords („Forgot to Forget“) or raunchy sax samples („Fingernails and Breakfast“). As you already might’ve noticed by now, Bryan is also on top of his naming game, giving us the (un-)aptly named „Minimal Sucks Hard“, which contains a hard-hitting beat that reads like a Kessleresque variation of a Rominimal House tune. So to give you a summarizing evaluation of the countless ideas flowing around in this EP: When in doubt, go Kessler! 

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Cover pic: Tobi Huschka

John Parsley – Panipuri EP

Swiss connaisseur John Parsley shares some of his delicious recipes with us with his new „Panipuri EP“. As John puts it himself, these tracks mark the beginning of a new era for him, having „still playful, but a bit more tidy production with a bigger focus on sound design than ever before. It’s the new sound for the alternative dancefloor, dreamy, cheerful, full of groove – more than just BumzBumzBumz“. And well… we concur!

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Look no further than the opener „Tejido“ with its trippy layerings of percussions, synths and vocals thrown into cubby echo chambers. „Der Zweite Tag“ picks up the pace and delivers a slightly more streamlined version of this intriguing mixture. The title track reduces the tempo again and sends us sliding down the rabbit hole in slow motion letting bubbling synth apps swirl around our heads, which makes us wonder if there might be some special psychedelic ingredients in John’s very own Panipuri recipe. „Cafesito“ is a collaboration with producer Eli LiNE and weaves off into breakbeat territories but sonically connects to the rest of the EP with its seductive synth and vocal snippets. Closing off the EP is a remix by Cornelius Doctor, who elegantly turns „Cafesito“ into a subtle beast for the peakier times of the night.

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