Historical material! After Interference Festival at the Love Parade Berlin in 1995, Move D took Kingsuk Biswas aka Bedouin Ascent with him and the both of them recorded these sessions at the Source Studio Heidelberg, which have now been released unaltered on Bine. Smooth bleeps, drum box magic and ideas which slowly emerge from the jams. Prototype electronica, still lightyears ahead of its time.
Originally recorded in 1995, these five tracks explore rhythmic mutations of jumpy-funked yet melodic electronics from two of the most endearing producers of that decade, Dave Moufang and Kingsuk Biswas aka Bedouin Ascen, layed down at the km20 studio in Heidelberg. Both artists' signatures are stamped across the record, from the mutated Detroit electro and warm synth pads of 'A1' to the scuffed experimentalism and alien signals of 'A2' or the electro-techno classicism of 'B1', mixing ambient traits with traces of club-ready dance music, basically summed up as IDM. The remastering job from Berlin's D&M gives the tracks the warmth and analog richness with which they would have been experienced back then and makes for a beautiful record for anyone intrigued by the jazzier and more abstracted side of Move D's immense back catalog, or the home listening styles of Bedouin Ascent. Recommended!
Vital Weekly (NL)
A new work by Bedouin Ascent & Move D? Well, hardly. I have no idea what these guys are up to these days, but this 'new' record harks back to the good old days. Summer 1995 to be precise when they both played sets at Berlin's Love Parade, at the Interference festival to be precise. Riding on energy (and who knows what else), they two fill the a week of jamming along using a TR808, TR909, Korg MS-20, a Pro-One, the Frontline X2 and more such wonders of analogue technology and set these machines to work. These jams are of course all recorded, on the spot and there is no overdubbing or post production afterwards. Nice, somewhat crude techno music at work here. Highly spontaneous stuff. I must admit I quite enjoyed this, simply because it reminded me of the days when listening to this kind of music - hardly dancing to it. I have no idea how dance music evolved from this to what it is now, so its hard to say how this kind of music is received now, but apparently Bine Music thinks there is life for this kind of archeological music. It would be nice to see an update by both artists and hear how now, fifteen years after the fact, a collaboration between Bedouin Ascent & Move D would sound like. This for now is just a fine teaser. (FdW)
Decks Records (DE)
''Interfernce'' contains the 14 years old sessions by Bedouin Ascent & Move D. The warm and sensual sound evokes the optimism of the era and the desire to take electronic music to new heights. It still sounds fresh and compelling today - especially interesting to those perhaps mapping the trajectories of Dubstep as they continue to scatter in their myriad forms. The musical sensibility demonstrated in this release was as much a blueprint for the future as it was a celebration of the present. Vinyl only - no CD, no digital!
Vital Weekly (NL)
It seems like yesterday that we reviewed the '10/11 Live At Johanneskirche' by Move D, a.k.a. David Moufang. But it was in Vital Weekly 580... Bine Music unearths another Moufang work from the archive here: a recording of Move D at the second Sonic Arts festival in Erlangen, early 2003, where the guiding theme was 'Sound and Reality'. Moufang uses field recordings, ten different ones, which he sets to music, using his laptop and real instruments, such guitar, pedal steel and slit drum. The field recordings bit is of course about 'reality', and Moufang knows his rain and train sounds, which he sets to his music. And that didn't change much: deep space synthesizers, jazzy keyboard lines, a jumpy rhythm and an acid style bass line. As such there is not much difference between this release and the previous one on Bine Music by him, save of course for the addition of field recordings. It's nice flowing and floating ambient music, armchair techno, traveling music for ipods (be sure to use a good high resolution convertor) and it's actually quite alright. (FdW)
A classic already, the recording of Move D's performance at the Johannes Church in Duesseldorf had been available before, even as a proper net release (if my memory serves me right). While we remember him from his dancefloor singles, the Heidelberg artist takes his time on this one and celebrates the ambience. Wonderful tracks which can kick nevertheless, but are covered in an almost sacred mood, bringing back memories of the old Sourge days when things were right just as they were. Killer!
Once again proving to all and sundry that he's simply one of the best electronic producers around, Move D delivers this absolutely spellbinding live set recorded back in 2001 in Dusseldorf. The sheer range and variety of the wonderful electronic music on offer here is breathtaking; from deep, ambient soundscapes through funky, glitchy, yet melodic work and on into a more uptempo but incredibly detailed and subtle sound. All sides of Move D's palette of sound are represented and it makes for a completely fluid, wonderfully paced album. Chances are if you find some new kind of music in this field that you really love, Move D did it years ago with no fuss or fanfare... he just simply writes amazing music. Highly recommended indeed.
Having been lucky enough to have had these tracks on our hard drive for quite some time, its easy to say with confidence that this collection represents the most well-rounded and righteous body of work from David Moufang since his classic "Kunststoff" album originally came out back in 1995. Although his career has been largely defined by peaks of creativity embodied in diverse and sought-after 12" releases, "Johanneskirche" proves that Moufang has a keen sense of narrative and timing that suit the album format very well. There are truly some out and out classics here, headed by the magnificent "Baked Bread", a track that somehow manages to evoke the melancholy spirit of Detroit Techno within the velvety confines of Moufang's instantly recognisable sound-pallete, wonky stabs and introspective chimes almost allowing you to forget that you're in the midst of some incredibly well padded percussive arrangements. "Stringent" is also sublime; stretched strings providing the hook while a solitary piano tags along for the ride, sort of like a stoned, slowed-down version of Theo Parrish's immense "Orchestra Hall", oozing character and atmosphere from ever pore. The tracks that make up this set were originally intended for a show on September 12th 2001 and the inclusion of the eerie clockwork-driven "twin towers" sets much of the mood here, though while you could certainly imagine self-reflection and bewilderment being the catalyst for this work, the effect it has on the senses is one of hope and re-emergence, an emotional feat accomplished with grace and innovation from one of the worlds most consistently inspiring electronic producers. A beautiful album and a massive recommendation for home listeners and late night club-goers alike. Killer!
Vital Weekly (UK)
David Moufang, also known as Move D, is one of the regular visitors to the small catalogue of Bine Music. Here he comes with a superlong CD of a recording made at the Johanneskirche on september 10th of year unknown. Move D is, to me at least, best known for his work on Fax Records, and that's where I place him: ambient techno with jazzy touch. Perhaps I invented the jazzy touch upon hearing this live recording. Deep space synthesizers, jazzy keyboard lines, a jumpy rhythm and an acid style bass line. The first time I played this was early, very early morning at a considerable low volume, and then the ambient character of this record came out quite well, but later on when I turned up the volume a bit the rhythm part turned out to change these pieces a little bit and made me quite cheery. Best be heard in one go, I think, while lying down and relaxing - no doubt like the audience did when they saw and heard the original concert. Quite nice, but at the same time, also quite out of date style wise, as there was a time when there was a lot of this kind of ambient dance music. But Move D certainly is one of the better players. (FdW)
Fantastic live recording of this Heidelbergian sound artist. Performed in october 2006 at the Johanneskirche Duesseldorf, this still impressive concert finally gets a proper release!
Phonica Records (UK)
Recorded live in a church in Dusseldorf back in October 2001, this recording will definitely surprise all those of you that know move d for their 4/4 dancefloor stompers as the whole recording is veering towards more abstract electronic forms. Deep, beautifull, haunting and occasionally the beats do kick in but even then it's more boards of Canada than richie hawtin (innit?!).
*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.