*One of my favourite albums of the year so far - back in stock* Bine have always delivered high quality electronic music on the deeper, slightly more minimalist tip. This natural sound of theirs lends itself to the collaborative work of one of Smallfish's fave producers, David Moufang, along with Benjamin Brunn. Big fans of both artists, actually, and together they've concocted a subtle, mellow and very, very beautiful showcase of how to create truly sublime electronic atmospheres. Each track is filled to brimming with soul and gorgeous sound design and, to be perfectly honest, there's a not a moment on this delicious CD that could be called anything other than wonderful. High praise? Certainly. And there's a good reason for that... it's just plain superb. Highly recommended.
Move D (aka David Moufang) and Benjamin Brunn come across like some kind of minimal tag-team on 'Let's Call It A Day' - bringing their individual styles to bear on a collaboration that is neither clinical nor fussy. Meeting at Resource Studio in Heidelberg to record 'Let's Call It A Day', the pairing of Moufang and Brunn exist very much in the spaces between the machine's heartbeats - taking an evident cue from the tracing paper schematic of Raster Noton then feeding it through their own vision of stripped beauty. Ensuring that proceedings don't get mired down amongst insular clicks and edits, 'Let's Call It A Day' very much has it's eye on the overtly animated end of the genre - wherein the crystalline beats and pinprick compositions are bathed in rich chord structures that blur the potentially stark environs to pleasing effect. Allowing the dubby techno heritage to bubble throughout, opening track 'C-Sick' bounces around the speakers with necromantic intent - drawing in wisps of electronics and creased beats to form a whole that is energetic without breaking a sweat. Next up is 'On The Magic Bus', wherein any memories of vomit stained journeys through town on a decrepit double-decker are bleached clean by a crawling web of fidgety resonance and looped beats that install themselves deep within the cranium and refuse to leave. Very much ensuring a human touch is left throughout, Moufang and Brunn's fingerprints are clear to see - as the likes of 'Grains', 'A' and '?' temper the silicon with majestic and sprawling sun-set soundscapes. Detailed, grand and human to the core, 'Let's Call It A Day' proves just how intoxicating binary can be.
Vital Weekly (NL)
One of the core artists of Bine Music is Benjamin Brunn, of whom they released two 12"s before, and now a full length, collaborative CD with Move D, also known as David Moufang. He plays his 'flying carpet' and Brunn his Nord Modular synth. I am not sure how literal we should take the title, but it was produced over a period of three days, before they called it a day. Lengthy, minimal and spacious. Those are the words to describe this. A rhythm is set forward, feeding through synths and minimally changes in both texture and rhythm is set forward. Tracks can be up to seventeen minutes and with seven in total, I must admit some boredom leaped in. The material is only on a superficial level different, but the ground idea remains the same for each track, and the spacious keyboard lines start to irritate and one starts wondering who this music is made for. It's not for people who dance, but at the same time, it's to rhythmic to just sit back and relax. Given that the musical innovation is far away, this is an ambient dance record that would have fitted well on Fax Records ten years ago, but now since a bit overdue. (FdW)
Produced at resource studio in heidelberg, move d's base, seven techno-ambient tracks invite to relax and more for more than 70 minutes.