Hunee – Hunch Music

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The first time I met Hunee was many years ago, in a Berlin record store where he worked at that time. Of course. He noticed the Disco stuff I chose from the crates and soon we were talking. And also soon we were playing gigs together. I was actually looking back on many years of playing out then, and I was not that determined to keep on keeping on. But you cannot act reserved around Hunee, particularly as far as music is concerned. Hunee’s enthusiasm for music is astounding. For every special record he learns about, he will find several other special records in return. It would be a waste of time for him to feed on the beauty of sounds and not share.

And then Hunee the producer emerged, to add to all the other music around him. At first, his very own music showed the restlessness he so often displayed in everyday life, plus nocturnal endeavours. There were wonderful ideas, almost too many of them. It seemed that Hunee took in so much music that his own artistic persona had to fight its way out. But it did. Yet after a few acclaimed releases, Hunee the producer disappeared again. I do not know why exactly, he never told me, and I never really asked. Apparently a debut album was ready to go, but it never saw the light. I felt that was quite a respectable and brave move, and I was very confident that he would not give up so easily. He never does. But for an avid vinyl collector like himself, it is quite difficult to achieve that all the inspirations do not divert from your own signature, yet still shine through, and the album is still a format much superior to others. And so while he continued to drop platters that matter week in way out, he went supposedly Kubrick on his own. I am most probably not exaggerating. Why? Because I’m listening to this album while I am writing these lines.

And this album is rather special. Even the opening title is special. It does not show off some unjustified pretension, it sets a perfect mood, a misty Eastern mood, full of drips, whirls and sweet ambience. Ending in one of the catchiest melodies I heard since I first fell in love with Japanese Synthpop. Not the easiest task to transcend this blissful mystery to something you can dance to, but Crossroads does exactly that, adding a cinematic aura that feels like elements unknown are tearing the roof off the to display a panoramic view of something you have never seen before. Influx, let me touch it. It feels acidic, and it has the glory. You will consider devouring it. Desire takes up the trip, and throws it around. A mean little groover, if I may say so. Burning Flowers in all its fury may be Fitzcarraldo’s ship sliding all the way back down, with the fat lady still singing. And if they pull that ship back up, this track will send it down again, instantly. Error Of The Average follows suit adequately, like a Sci-Fi orchestra whipping a round dance of lost souls into oblivion, all swirling drama and voodoo frenzy. I’m still trying to unlock myself from it. Movement takes its time, with string melancholia unfolding into a precious downbeat stroll. And is the exotic setting in Gabun Mind really crashing into that several minute psychedelia breakdown that then finally explodes into those revolving basslines and HEAVY beats? They may plant flowers and gardens through the deep and chaotic furrows this has left behind, but the idyll will never be the same again. And it keeps going more places. The jazz-fuelled interlude that is Amo reprises the Eastern atmosphere from earlier on, but in a puzzling way. We are talking suspense. Bruises is just baffling. Do not even try to tell me you have ever heard one of the most famous vocal samples of the Paradise Garage legacy accompanied by a heart-wrenching string quartet. No, you did not. And you will probably not hear anything like this again. And then… the End of The World, which I indeed did not know yet. If this is the afterworld, I am not afraid. It feels a bit feverish to me, even a bit uncertain. But I can hear a light at the end of the tunnel. Exaggerating? Me? No. I was just listening to this album while I was writing these lines.

You should try it yourself.


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Hunch – Travel The Earth (Feel Music)

Posted: July 4th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Rezensionen | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

“Travel The Earth” ist im Original ein nächtlicher Zen-Garten im Wolkenbruch, in dem sich im Hintergrund die Mönche in höhere Bewusstseinszustände trommeln, Claps peitschen unvermittelt quer in die Idylle, irgendjemand tupft anmutig eine traurige Gitarre dazwischen, und darüber sirren fremdartige Sounds wie übergroße Insekten. Alles fließt, tropft und prasselt ineinander. Der totale Trip. Labelchef John Dalys Remix klingt vergleichsweise mächtiger und lässt dunklen Bass und Acid durch die meditative Szenerie schlingern, erzielt aber ebenfalls diesen fahlen Sog. Gegen das hier sieht der monatliche Deep House-Durchschnitt in der Tat wie mickerigster Krüppel-Bonsai aus.

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Hunee – Tour De Force EP (W.T. Records)

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Berlin’s Finest Hunee schreitet auf seiner EP für W.T. auch als Produzent majestätisch die Ländereien zwischen Spezial-Disco und -House ab, die er als DJ schon seit geraumer Zeit gehörig im Griff hat. „Tour De Force“ ist ein verspulter Premium-Boogie auf Billy Frazier-Fundament, der sich mit einem beachtlichem Soundarsenal auf einen langen Weg macht, etliche Haken schlägt und dann unvermittelt in schönsten Lichtungen auftaucht. Bei „Cut Down Trees“ hüpfen die Beats und Basslines wie aufgekratzte Spatzen auf dem Telegraphenmast übereinander und werden periodisch von Abendsonne-Flächen gebändigt, und gute Freunde von Cajual und Relief grüßen im Vorbeigehen von unten herauf. Auf der anderen Seite der grandiose Tiefflieger „Rare Silk“, der sich in der Originalversion an Boo Williams, und im Remix an Chez Damier und Ron Trent anlehnt, und dabei verdammt blendend aussieht.

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