Getting into the ‘work zone’ at the office or studio is a common experience for everyone one, whatever job you do. Today was one of those days, where once the headphones were on, they stayed on until the work got done (midnight). Fueled on a large double Americano, and a very loud bumping playlist (for this Saturday’s Hot Sauce event), heart was pounding, mind racing, eyes red and glued to the monitor. It was impossible to take a break really, because I was so focused, dealing with productions files (graphic design stuff) you need to be pretty meticulous. Anyhow, it wasn’t until Brandt Brauer Frick‘s “Bop” started playing, and it’s just so incredibly good, it broke the ‘zone’ spell. I needed to take a break to fully appreciate it, or rather to give it the respect it deserves. Then that lead to youtubing the video. It’s absolutely brilliant. Reminds me of Michel Gondry’s work, but German. Check it below.
BBF is made up of acoustic-techno musicians: Daniel Brandt, Jan Brauer, and Paul Frick from Germany. The trio combines live instruments with analogue synthesizers, creating a sound that is warm, yet minimal. Danceable, yet very sophisticated. Combining live orchestral sounds with dance music, they really inject a great energy and lots of texture, which is absent in the coolness of minimal techno. Fellow Hot Sauce DJs MissRuckus and urbansteve managed to catch the tail end of their show at Mutek 2010, and they said it was pretty impressive.
BBF is playing in Toronto, Thursday May 10 @ the Drake Underground for CMW. The full Hot Sauce crew will be checking this, and we rarely go out together these days! What’s up with that MissRuckus & urbansteve?
Brandt Brauer Frick – Caffeine
BRANDT BRAUER FRICK live at Club Contemporary Classical – Berghain, Berlin September 2009
At Mutek 2010