Low Bat might have upped sticks and fled Berlin in favour of his native France, but he dedicates Endlich Normale Menschen to friends made in the German capital. Think of it as a microcosm of the experimental scene he belonged to during that 2-year stay.
Translating as ‘Finally, Normal People’, this is a personal record, one featuring friends and acquaintances as the producer, DJ and former Arkaoda booker attempts to give a taste of what he “lived, heard, smelled, ate during the past years in Berlin.” Genre boundaries disregarded, so much ground is covered over the 11-track duration. It’s an oscillating, introspective collection of music drawing from wave, kraut and more club-focused traditions.
Jean-Luc, the “psychosomatic” supergroup consisting of Luc Bersier, Ariel Garcia and Low Bat himself, pick up where the imagined landscapes of their Knekelhuis debut left off. Built from a palette of kosmische, wave and neofolk, ‘Die Blaue Orange Pressen’ defies categorisation for a heady dose of cosmic hybridism.
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