Brandt Brauer Frick’s first two albums reinterpreted techno as acoustic music, marrying dense classical instrumentation with dancefloor structures. On their third they strip things back, dropping their 11-person ensemble for a host of contributors. Opener ‘Miami Theme’ sets the tone, Erika Janunger’s voice floating over brooding piano chords, like a Lynchian club scene.
Nina Kraviz injects a sense of playfulness into ‘Verwahrlosung’, her unhinged vocal adding to the sense that things might fall apart at any moment, while Jamie Lidell translates his oddball funk onto ‘Broken Pieces’ without compromising BBF’s unique sound. The finest moment is ‘Fantasie Mädchen’, a manic banger on which Gudrun Gut provides borderline psychotic vocals.
File under David Lynch’s disco
Download ‘Miami Theme’, ‘Fantasie Mädchen’, ‘Verwahrlosung’
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