Peter Schumann presents Deeper Conversations EP

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Coming in strong with his first release for Sound of Berlin, as you’d expect from the resident DJ of the hippest club north of the Spree, Peter Schumann’s ‘Deeper Conversations’ EP hits the sweet spot between the groove of all Chicago grooves from the late 1980s and the stocky, tech-savvy London variety of the mid-1990s. The deal here is a lot: new out, old in.

Getting straight to the point, ‘House Magic’ does exactly what it says on the tin. Lulling you into eight minutes of pure bliss with its softly shimmering pads, Moog’s punchy bassline and silky seventh organ minor chords, it’s a solemn salute to none other than Mr. Fingers and his legendary 1986 cut.’ You can feel it.’ ?’

Unless, of course, your partner has a sideline as a flight attendant (what are the odds) “We have a little connection with Gramaphone in Chicago,” Schumann
He says. “And with my friend, who he runs the label with, he’s a flight attendant, so he took our records to Gramaphone, 20 records, and he said ‘here you can have it for your mail order for your store’.”

Schumann’s association with the house goes back to his days in Frankfurt. When he started DJing in 1995, he was one of the regulars at a club run by Ata Macias called Robert Johnson. “I was there every weekend. And there I saw Mr. Fingers play, ”he recalls with shining eyes. “For me, it was a great education.”

By contrast, ‘Dapé’ featuring David Dorad marks a clear gear change, as we start off strong with thick kick drums and thick subs, London-style, and then build momentum before slowly transforming into a slick dancefloor hit. minimalist run by OB-6. peppered with ultra-smooth crossfades and vocal samples.

The album as a whole manages to provide introspection, an absorbing crepuscular and luminous energy, and that closes an album that knows how to turn musical pulp into a refreshing ambrosia juice. The more the record is listened to, the more difficult it is to place it in a specific geographic location. His music seems to never solidify, to be a flow of sounds and impressions that never seem to remain fixed in place or memory, like a perfume or a quick vision of a body in motion, to the point of postulating itself as one of the true values of the future of meek and brilliant electronics.

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Written by: Alejandro Serrano

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