TBA EMPTY
Stupid Rotation

[Max Ernst, www.max-ernst.de]

Minimal techno. Don't you just love it!!?Georgia [the country, not the state famous for its peaches] based Natalie Beridze [also a member of Goslab] comes back with her fourth releases for Thomas Brinkmann's Max Ernst label. "Stupid Rotation" is a force field to be reckoned with. This isn't simply a minimal techno record per se, but a way of giving and receiving; a way to enlightenment by which some live and others die; a way in which the world is re-born; a way in which cows learn to give us that delicious liquid we humans call milk?but I'm getting ahead of myself. Quite truly, the music Beridze concocts on her record is smooth, but also glitchy. It's rough but it soothes. It's soothing, yet it has the capacity to disturb. It favours interaction, it wants you to react by dancing or moving your head at least, but it doesn't force its ideals on you. It's fashionable, yet it resists trends. It wants you to love it but it won't necessarily love you back. It's friendly but it's got teeth. It's lovely as a flower but it's as awkward as a hunky platypus. With all its contradictions, it's a wonder Beridze was able to put together something as coherent as this. The beats are not overpowering and the synths run amok between the soothing medium and a slower pace. Drone-inducing sleep may set in after a few tracks but that's just a natural outcome of the music at hand. Drum'n'bass this is for sure but it's got a gift of natural aura around it that somehow separates it from the herd. When Natalie's voice makes an appearance on the title track, it's sparse and sampled infrequently, almost as if each appearance was costing someone a ton of effort or money. This is regretful as more vocals would've been welcomed with open arms. Whether enjoyed on the dance floor or late at night in the comforts of your cozy bed, "Stupid Rotation" is not stupid but it tends to leave rotations in your head long after the record has ceased to spin.

-Tom Sekowski


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