Review: Very limited double 10" from Berlin based producer Sven Weisemann, who pops up with his first original release of 2010. The self taught pianist, acoustic guitarist and percussionist is just as happy dabbling in jazz and soundtracks as he is piecing together deep house and techno, and across two sumptuous 10"s we are treated to the full breadth of his talents. The ethereal beauty of "Lateral Flection" offers nary a kick drum, with Weisemann instead focusing on layering intricate sonic atmospherics. "Tidal Wave", meanwhile, conjures images of a gentle ocean rather than tsunamis, and the sparse, barely-there percussion and ghostly whispers on "Placid Love" mark it as perhaps the most beautiful moment on the LP. A well worn phrase it may be, but these tracks need to heard through a nice set of speakers or headphones for the listener to fully appreciate the subtle textures and electronic nuances. Simply stunning.
Review: Ever the smooth operator, Sven Weisemann conjures up an elegant two-track delight for his own Essays imprint that shows off both his classical leanings and his gift for house music in equal measure. "Casas Suenos" begins proceedings with its heart-wrenching piano tones, delicately played to complement the shimmering tambourine shake and careful chord pulses and overall testing just how deep house can go and still be considered house music. On the flip there's a surprising electro thread to the boom bap of the drums on "Eversion", while the dub techno chords and ethereal pads cool off those fiery beats to ensure the vibe remains austere and cultured.