cover art by Aaron B.
get E1 it on beatport Klartraum – E1
get E2 it on beatport Klartraum – E2
RELEASE DATE 2014-05-19
CATALOG # LF060
E2 is the second part of a quarterly EP series from German duo Klartraum, with the following two instalments due to follow later this year. The E stands for Enneagram, a model of human personality that allows you to describe or to find out through which lens you see your reality. Author Stephen Wolinsky has written a book on the subject and it is something that permeates the work of Klartraum.
Helmut Ebritsch and Nadja Lind are Klartraum, the duo that has defined many different shades of house & techno music on a number of labels but mainly their own Lucidflow, which has been active since 2009.
Here they offer up four more conceptual tracks that follow on perfectly from the first chapter.
The opening track here, Sky Fall’ was created from scratch when Felix Baumgartner jumped from the stratosphere in his famed stunt last year. The club mix version of it is a liquid and funky bit of house that is all off balance and wavy. Warm synths, spacious atmospheric pads and great panning effects all make for a bit of pensive tech that also manages to make you dance.
Next up is Celebration’, the free flowing and beautifully synthetic tech track with loopy percussive sounds, rattling hooks and a slinky sense of groove that makes you want to shake your limbs.
Tree of Life’ steps away from the dancefloor to explore slowly unfolding rhythms, lumpy drums and atmospheric pads that all sound like alien life forms floating in deep space. There’s a sense of tension as things unfold which keeps you locked throughout, revelling in the fantastic sound design and sonic invention.
The cinematic mix of Sky Fall’ is a little more tripped out, with its lazy piano notes, buried deep riffs and intricate details all placing you at the centre of the beguiling track. This fascinating conceptual series continues in fine form, then, and proves Klartraum can do both dancefloor dynamite and cerebral sonic sketches alike.
selected feedbacks and reviews:
Ibiza Voice.com- Podcast confirmed
thrustatthatbeat.com- Coverage Confirmed
http://thelostandfound.co.za- Coverage confirmed
Inhale.org- Newspost online
bln.fm – Radio Support Confirmed
The Guestlist Network- Coverage confirmed
Radio Partygroove (Lost In The Sound)- Radio Support Confirmed
House Nation Radio- Radio Support Confirmed
Flowtown (Urgent FM)- Radio Support Confirmed
Caspa (Rinse FM)- Radio Support Confirmed
Login (Acik Radio, 94.9FM Istanbul)- Radio support Confirmed
Hoxton FM- Radio support Confirmed
Rotationz (Top Radio)- Radio Support Confirmed
Mystic Vibes (WHCR 90.3 FM)- Radio Support Confirmed
Graeme Reedie (Silicon Soul)
‘lovely ep as ever from lucidflow , skyfall is ace thanks’
Orde Meikle (Slam / Soma)
‘love everything these guys do – love this’
Matt Tolfrey (Leftroom / Crosstown Rebels / Stealth)
‘Celebration is cool.’
Andrew Grant (EDEC)
‘Tree Of Life is good…. perfect for after hrs’
Affkt (): “Sounds great! will give them a spin. ” (will play)
Hermanez (): “great music, sky fall is brilliant. tnx” (will play)
Rick Maia (): “Sky Fall should work. Will try it out. Thanks” (will play)
Nadja Lind / Klartraum (Lucidflow & many others): “I am on E!!! Been playing Sky Fall in my DJ sets and LIVE around the globe and it’s just giving me goosebumps every single time. People LOVE it!” (will chart) (will play)
Mirko P. (Partygroove.it): “great ep! full support” (will chart) (will play)
Sona Vabos (Southern Fried)
‘great EP, SKY Fall (Club Mix) wets me whistle nicely’
Felix Feygin (Chordashian (Mullet Records))
‘love Sky Fall, and Tree of Life.. top quality!’
Richie Hawtin (M_Nus)
‘downloaded for r hawtin’
Severino Panzetta (Horse Meat Disco)
‘Sky fall is cool’
Dory Kahalé (Dirty McKenzie (Bass United))
‘Not for me. Thanks!’
Claudio Coccoluto (various)
James Teej (Rekids)
‘diggin this, some nice oldschool vibed house cuts’
Ricardo Baez (Gomma/ Toy Tonics)
‘cool release! thanks! RB’
Richard Dugdale (Local Zero)
‘Another excellent release from Klartraum. Both versions of Skyfall & Celebration will get plenty of airplay from me. ‘
‘Have downloaded for Damian and will report back. Thanks!’
‘thank you downloading for Tensnake’
Andrew Claristidge (Acid Washed (Records makers))
Chris Fortier (Thoughtless / Sullivan Room / Balance)
Christian Sol (VIVa / Troll)
‘This is really good. Sounds amazing.’