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For ages nighttime was said to be the time of ghosts and spirits. Creatures of the night were believed to gain special powers between
midnight and dawn. In latin this shrouded in mystery lapse of time was called "intempesta" - time without time.
Detlef Weinrich, alias Toulouse Low Trax, too, seems to have lingered in the irrational universe of frozen continuity quite frequently within the
last two years. Everyone who drifts to the sound of his first solo album "Mask Talk" will soon sense the musical intensity boding a different
Cool, atmospheric new-wave-sharpness, and a cushioned beat rate between 107 and 116 bpm call out a mechanical functionality that
doesn't bow to any contemporary doctrine. "Mask Talk": urban music, club album. Big city lights in Africa. Chilly neon-sounds made in
As a member of Kreidler, Weinrich just recently participated in the trio's newly found cosmic vibes, as well as in their album "Mosaik
2014". Now, with his solo project, he is demonstrating that a MPC and a small synthesizer-ensemble are enough to bring alive futuristic
dance music in the here and now.
Bedroom-recorded under tense creative circumstances, the ten tracks invoke, mostly instrumentally, an eerie atmosphere that would fit in
perfectly with an early John Carpenter movie. The tracks' volume sounds as if a whole band had been at work in Weinrichs own four walls.
With plenty delay on the bass figures, compact analogue effects, percussive dabs and a rough blend of layers, Weinrich has, without any
digital support, created quivering drum machine music, whose dancability he was able to test regularly as a resident DJ and co-owner of
the Dusseldof-based club/ bar "Salon Des Amateurs". His new tracks breathe the hypnotic power of his DJ sets, where he arranges
diverse rhythms between krautrock, cosmic, electronic and acid. They also remind of analogue-electronical pioneers such as Cluster or
Peter Baumann. Also 1980s avant-gardists Cabaret Voltaire or Zazou Bikaye have left their mark, without Toulouse Low Trax explicitely
referring to them.
All tracks are committed to experiment. They leave room for every sound without neglecting rhythmical clarity. A dark, urban solanum, full of
reverb, whose melodies are never prankish, but whose minimal nonchalance is sure to help not only the dark creatures through the night.
"Form is essence brought to the surface" Victor Hugo wrote 150 years ago. "Mask Talk" is reasserting this theory as a destillate of an
operating procedure seeking to subvert ingrained listening habits and to resharpen the contours of the audible. Electronic music beyond
any categorisation, whose sounds and rhythmics grow to an emotional atmosphere that far exceeds the immediately hearable.

TOLOUSE LOW TRAX Det Weinrich, Düsseldorf, Germany

  • A Comment on NekaltosAukos's
    IVW Vol.1: Static Through Arbor Scape Boon at 3.13
    on May 06, 2014 11:14

    Whats this???

  • A Comment on Steele Bonus's
    Odd Waves III at 0.06
    on April 24, 2014 17:41

    Everything soo good here!!!

  • A Comment on André Pahl's
    Safari III — Camp Cosmic at 1.05.31
    on August 13, 2013 12:03
  • A Comment on Pingipung's
    Pingipung Podcast 33: Tolouse Low Trax - Anothe... at 16.06
    on June 06, 2013 08:53

    Franco Battiato-Foetus-Pollution 72

  • A Comment on Pingipung's
    Pingipung Podcast 33: Tolouse Low Trax - Anothe... at 26.41
    on June 05, 2013 20:06
  • A Comment on Pingipung's
    Pingipung Podcast 33: Tolouse Low Trax - Anothe... at 44.58
    on June 05, 2013 10:34

    @deep_aid: Frieder Butzman Radius Battiato N. Racker Frieder Butzman Dean Blunt Grandangelo O Yuki Conjukate Aksak Maboul Leven Signs Unicorsal Hexagram Rüdiger Lorenz Lena Platonos Vito Ricci ----:)

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    Traxx - EMBRACE (Chapter 6: Sequences, Harmonie... at 1.12.53
    on January 08, 2013 13:56
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    Traxx - EMBRACE (Chapter 6: Sequences, Harmonie... at 14.49
    on January 08, 2013 13:49
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    Turkish dreams (Afrobotic Edit) at 0.01
    on December 09, 2012 18:23
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    early influence at 24.41
    on December 07, 2012 14:12
  • A Comment on Ina van Dale's
    broken vox at 0.31
    on December 03, 2012 10:38

    rolling rolling

  • A Comment on SMOKE MACHINE's
    UN #19 TOLOUSE LOW TRAX at 24.54
    on July 19, 2012 15:44

    @giorka80: Its greek-Lena Platonos

  • A Comment on Invisible City's
    Beppe Loda - Elettronica Meccanica 22 (a-side) at 4.54
    on June 05, 2012 20:53

    one of the best mixes from beppe!

  • A Comment on Golden Birthday's
    Start Swimming (Rough Mix) at 0.20
    on May 31, 2012 14:10


  • A Comment on Red Light Radio's
    Das Ding, DJ Modern Witch, MFMSEX & Cotopaxi (L... at 17.03
    on May 24, 2012 10:54

    Amazing!! See you in Düsseldorf!!

  • A Comment on Peaking Lights's
    LO HI at 2.17
    on April 18, 2012 14:46


  • A Comment on marama's
    LF//t.a.2. - not suited... // march 2012
    on March 14, 2012 11:49

    Ah ok thank you!!

  • A Comment on marama's
    LF//t.a.2. - not suited... // march 2012 at 46.27
    on March 13, 2012 19:01

    from here!!

  • A Comment on marama's
    LF//t.a.2. - not suited... // march 2012 at 47.50
    on March 13, 2012 19:00

    very nice mix...whats that!!!

  • A Comment on •PAN•'s
    Heatsick 'Ice Cream On Concrete' (PAN 19) at 2.46
    on January 27, 2012 11:23

    One of my favourites so far!!

  • A Comment on modernlove's
    Irrational Advice - Elemental podcast at 14.18
    on December 12, 2011 19:03

    Amazing!!!Whats that?

  • A Comment on •PAN•'s
    Mo Probs 'PAN Mix' at 17.42
    on December 02, 2011 16:58


  • A Comment on TOLOUSE LOW TRAX's
    Conpearl Walker at 5.09
    on November 04, 2011 07:42

    @elektrochava: wow what a nice esential compliment.thanks...album is coming soon;)

  • A Comment on Sven Kacirek's
    Scarlet Pitch Dreams (4 extracts)
    on September 27, 2011 08:16

    Ziemlich toll alles!

  • A Comment on TOLOUSE LOW TRAX's
    PROKERY at 3.04
    on April 22, 2010 11:35

    @Missile Crisis: Thanks guy,will check your tracks;)

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