Like Paul van Dyk, Andre Lodemann grew up loving trance in communist East Germany. After the wall came down, Lodemann became a social worker until music won out. Having ditched trance in favour of fluid, melodic, deep house, Lodemann’s debut album collects the best of his output since 2009 plus two new cuts and a CD of remixes which includes reworkings of Tracey Thorn and Mario & Vidis. Highlights? ‘The Light’ unleashes a friendly assault of reverb and delay onto cascading piano and organic percussion, while the emotive ‘Where Are You Now?’ lashes waspish synths to churchy organ phrases. Masters of the deep like Charles Webster and Kerri Chandler would surely approve.
File under Deeper than Loch Ness
Download ‘The Light’, ‘Where Are You Now?’, ‘Together’
Like this? Try Kerri Chandler ‘Computer Games’ (Deeply Rooted House)