Herzel & Genoveva - No More Lies EP (OHWL#H&G)
"Musical mysteries from Macedonia are what Herzel and Genoveva bring us on this special Other Heights-project. Unity and eclecticism are melted together in one empowering EP, which is sealed with a remix by Alveol. Deeeep house!" - Other Heights/Clone
"The Belgian Other Heights imprint continues to run from strength to strength without getting stuck in a particular sound. This sparkling offering from Macedonians Herzel & Genoveva shows off just how they manage to stay fresh: the two original tracks incorporate elements of the clean, perky, mildly retro aesthetic dominating UK house (and influencing Chicago’s), but while staying earnest and heartfelt (largely via heartstring-tugging vocals from Genoveva.) Alveol‘s remix doesn’t stray far from the title track’s original melodic structure, instead cutting a feathery patchwork out of its textures and weaving them into a more atmospheric house reconstruction. No More Lies strikes an unusual balance of being a record very much of this moment, and at the same time showing original sound design and compelling collaboration that imparts a kind of timelessness."
The Gramaphone Records Blog
"It’s House we stop off with yet. But not Chicago revival or Jak, instead a much subtler incarnation. Herzel & Genoveva are a Macedonian duo. They have only just begun releasing, with a twelve out on Dubwax. For Other Heights the male/female twosome introduce No More Lies. The title track gets things underway. Dense Deep House is the product. Beats stumble with a staggered melody and breathy vocals. There’s aspects of Omar S or Jenifa Mayanja. Organic and slow. “The Mirror” follows and keeps the shimmering Dub sounds. There’s a mesmerising quality to the sound, the listener being slowly submerged into a brew of analogue sounds. The finale is a remix by Alveol (Mule Musiq) of the title track. The density of the original is maintained, with new dubby layers being added. The musical equivalent to a large slice of fruit cake."
Supported by Gesloten Cirkel, Boddika, Joy Orbison, Phon.o, Brendon Moeller, Erol Alkan, Johanna Knutson, Franklin De Costa, Imugem Orihasam, James Kumo, Metrobox, Daniela La Luz, Ghostek, Rob Belleville, Lee Holman, Natan H, Borrowed Identity, Andreas Bergmann.
Recommended by: Rush Hour (NL), Phonica (UK), Technique (JAP) Jet Set (JAP).
A1. Herzel & Genoveva - No More Lies
A2. Herzel & Genoveva - The Mirror
B1. Herzel & Genoveva - No More Lies (Alveol Remix)
Mastered by Andreas Lubich (Loop-O) at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin
Pressed at 350 copies (200 black - 150 white marbled)
Release-date: June 2012
Distribution & Sales: www.clone.nl