Bureau B / Germany / 2016
What happens when you bring together two percussionists who are well-established in the electronic music scene and commission them to produce four tracks exclusively with percussion instruments—with the only requirement being not to deliver any overtly thought-out nerd music? The answer has been provided by Sven Kacirek and Thomas Klein on this SELEKT release.
Sven Kacirek has previously released three solo albums, including the highly praised "Kenya Sessions" in 2011. He has collaborated with Marc Ribot, Nils Frahm, Hauschka and F. S. Blumm. In 2015 he released an album together with Stefan Schneider on Bureau B.
Thomas Klein is a founding member of the band KREIDLER and has published three solo albums on Bureau B since 2011 under the moniker Sølyst.
Although the two musicians each speak their own distinct rhythmic language, with only a few data transfers between Hamburg and Düsseldorf they have conjured up four compact tracks, which despite the instrumental limitations are surprisingly diverse in terms of sound, groove and depth.