01 December 2010

Krampfhaft - Brightly Colored Candy Teardrops EP (Saturate Records)


A new label on the neon, mutant beat scene Saturate Records, has just dropped its first release. Krampfhaft is a producer from Utrecht, Netherlands and his Brightly Colored Candy Teardrops EP is - to borrow a title of one of the tracks - "Pure Fucking Diamonds"!!! Add Coco Bryce and Pixelord as remixers (next to heRobust and Roel Funcken), and you know you want a closer peek at this release. Trust my werd - you'll not be disappointed. In particular Take Me Under - deep, beautiful, eerie soundscape with fantastic neon synths and talking beat. One of the best tunes I've heard this year! The title track is another example of the new wave of beatmaking by the young artists on the scene - reminding me of Error Braoadcast artists (in particular Montgomery Clunk) and the Russian beat squad e.g. Damscray, Demokracy or Moar Pillar. I must say I really dig and heartily accept the direction they follow. Lots of great, eclectic, fresh stuff coming from them all the time. The rest of the release is equally tasty and out of the remixes, I liked most the Pixelord's twisted future garage meets chip tunes refix (this guy knows how to improvise with his gear) and heRobust's blipping, spacey and a-synchronous beats.

Visit Saturate Records bandcamp to grab the release.

One tune is available for free from bandcamp and actually it is my personal fave of the EP :)


Listen to a few tracks on soundcloud:

08 Krampfhaft Brightly Colored Candy Teardrops (Pixelord Remix) by SATURATERECORDS

05 Krampfhaft Brightly Colored Candy Teardrops (Coco Bryce Remix) by SATURATERECORDS

... and a special Saturate Records mix prepared by Krampfhaft


01 Jerry Goldsmith - Flameout (Logan's Run OST)
02 Krampfhaft - Brightly Colored Candy Teardrops
03 ∆bstract-ONE - Legacy​/​Detached​(​remix)
04 Krampfhaft - When You And Sleep Escape Me
05 Lazer Sword - Koopa Boss Mode
06 813 - Ultramagnetic Pipirkus
07 The Notorious B.I.G. - Suicidal Thoughts (Lorn Remix)
08 Constrobuz - Pokemon Fetish
09 AstroPoser - Hashshashin
10 Krampfhaft - Take Me Under
11 Julien Mier - Warp
12 Teebs - Double Fifths
13 Wols - Fractals, Chaos, Power Laws
14 Modeselektor - VW Jetta
15 James Blake - CMYK
16 Tristram Cary - City Music 1 & 2