Berlin based duo Klartraum unleash their debut album "Evolution" on their own Lucidflow label as an engrossing recollection of their musical and personal journey so far. Each track adds cryptic clues with each beat that unfolds to reveal a tapestry of individual emotions and experiences along their road of musical discovery.
With each track created at break neck speed, it is snapshot of the pair’s souls at each point in time. The raw emotion laid out in each piece beckons to the listener’s subconscious, awakening a deeper understanding that oscillates between the world of the listener and artist.
Unique Shadow is the tentative first step, warm pads meet with a wistful melody, coupled with the longing keys that activate the fringes of your conscious. Plugging the sands of time the track’s open hearted melodies seep into the soul to soften the senses for what is ahead. From opening haze emerges the stark and angular Push Yourself as the album’s path begins to twist itself into shape. Still with narcotic disjointment, Its rhythms convulse with an aquatic ebb, while the low end flirts with the floor.
Past Lives tames the regimented march of it’s predecessor, painting a nostalgic picture that joins the dots between Balearic beaches and Berlin basements.
Dark and claustrophobic, Lenny Stay Out Of Trouble plucks at the walls of self illusion, while Substance is a more forthright exploration of the sensual natures of dance floor stimulus.
Neti Neti returns to the void, with its suggestive mechanical melodies cleansing the musical palette. Taking things widescreen, the alien sound scape of Pain Relief opens out into a pulsing super nova, rhythmically pushing and pulling chinks of light through its brooding exterior. Snapping the mind back from the edge of space, Growth ambushes the journey with rolling percussion and deep chords, once again realigning the journey.
With the energy raised, Passion builds again, with inquisitive melodies and beautifully organic instrumentation. Its warm and earthy textures soon give way to the metronomic, industrial All Dimensions. Designed to pulse deep underground in forgotten bunkers, it recalls the timeless thump of clubs like Tresor.
Rising from its stomping predecessor comes Angelo, which has a cinematic quality and a swing that chaperons the journey into the blissfully jacking afterglow of Beyond Illusion. Working the hips again is Casual Waves, which creates a restrained euphoria as the album begins to reach its conclusions. Assured drums and gently ebbing melodies bathe in and edifying light, gently winding things down into Inner Sky and Unique Self. The album’s most self assured moments, the melodies and bass inform each other of an infinite freedom.
The themes explored as Klartaum jam through their debut take on the long player are entirely universal. Their approach to the format is entirely unique.
release date 8-8-2011<br/><br/>Paul Loraine (Lucidflow, Four:Twenty, Vitalik): "I love everything about Klartraum, and I love this album! " (will chart)<br/>Franco Bianco (Multivitamins, Hypercolour, Dilek): "WWWWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOWWW !!!! THIS IS HUGEEEEEEEEEEE !!!!!!!!!!! Klartraum in my VEINSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!! " (will chart)<br/>Ali Khan (kokoro): "i'm really liking the tripped out vocals. this is a good combination of light and dark. i will download and give these a good spin. so far my favorite sounds are: push yourself, lenny, all dimensions, unique self. i appreciate the spiritual sensibility -- something which we need more of on the dancefloor!! keep it up. "<br/>The Messenger (Soul Industries / i Records / Night Drive Music / Plastic City): "Fantastic funky tripy micro experience!Lovin' the whole thing! Push Yourself is a pure masterpiece which we have been paying already.Past Lives, Pain Relief, Unique Self..hard to choose between so many great tunes.Thanx a lot for this.Will be used a lot i think." (will chart)<br/>awesome Dom: "Where shall i start? "Push yourself, Neti Neti, Angelo..." and I can continue to throw you names of great tunes... Love the collection. :)"<br/>Will Kinsella (Ceoltronic Radio) (Sleaze Records): "Hey Guys. Loving the album. Nice vibes overall. Will feature on the show. Thanks a mill. Keep the positivity coming :)"<br/>riccicomoto (acryl music, IRMA records, PDR, fairlads digital, 5000 records, holophon, final house): "...very very nice release...marvelous groovin beatz with a lot of soulriding ambience..."dis is music"...!!!" (will chart)<br/>John P. - Westradio.gr: "Great collecton by Klartraum...i will have this pack always in my bag...many thnx..keep it up !!!" (will chart)<br/>Carlos Sanchez (Supernature / 8bit) (DJ Carlos Sanchez): "full support guys! "<br/>Orde Slam (Soma/Paragraph): "amazing - thanx again" (will chart)<br/>Scott Harrington (i! Records, Pack Up & Dance, Blockhead): "Wow! Where do we begin, like all of these - great, solid release and what a debut. Support"<br/>Da Funk (Acryl Music, iRecords, Plastic City): "what an album! cant deicde which track i dig the most but there's a lot of them! full suppot coming from me!" (will chart)<br/>Matt Gatt (): "Evolution highlights an indisputable fact that Klartraum have managed to find the perfect balance between musicality and momentum. This ep showcases the thoughtfulness of two amazing producers who have managed to bring back the soul to a genre which has been weighed down with an abundance of lazy and bland productions coupled with extreme egos. So many great tunes on here, especially All Dimensions, Pain Relief and Unique Self. Klartraum have certainly been the stand out producers to me over the last 12 months and evolution shows why. An essential ep for all discerning purists of the underground scene who are seeking a consistent source of quality music to play out the masses. Will play, chart and play over and over again till the cows come home mooooooooooo 10/10 " (will chart)<br/>Matthias Springer (Diametral Records / electrosound.tv): "Awesome Album, great story, great moods! thx for this trip"<br/>Herve Dias (): "What is there to say?!Transcending!! love everything about Klartraum and the way they translate their deep emotional shadows into music.Evolution big thanks"<br/>Chris Lamb (Soma Records): "love the glitch of Klartraum :) will listen fully very soon :)"<br/>Farrin Collins (Kaato): "MASSIVE! your development, or better we call it evolution ;) is enormous and inspires me a lot! perfect productions with extreme power and sound(s) - flowing through my mind, body and soul!!"<br/>Mark Bell (Shaboom Records): "I love every cut!" (will chart)<br/>Paco Osuna: "nice one ,:)"<br/>Jan Mir (Claqueur Records): "Großartiges Album !!! Es klappert und klackert an allen Enden und groovt trotzdem in voller Wräme ab. TOP !!! Ein Sound, den man wiedererkennt." (will chart)<br/>Konrad Black: "So many good tracks to go through, with top notch production...thanks!"<br/>Le Vinyl (i Records/Loco Records/Reisei records): "nice pack :)"<br/>Russell Deeks (n/a): "High quality, forward-thinking techno with a house edge, look forward to listening to it properly!"<br/>Martin (Noir Music): "Solid Album. Nice Work Fellas. Thanks"<br/>Patrick Lindsey: "dickes ding :)!"<br/>Ruslan (Immersion Radio Show RU): "Great album! All tracks are awesome there, no favorite! Full support!"<br/>Andreas Barth (formResonance): "Deeply in love with this release. Fantastic production skills team up with great sense for the right moment in every track. My favourite: Pain Relief - deepness everywhere! Wow!"<br/>BERNY (): "Love the atmosphere of this Album, i will listen it lots of time next days... love the warm pads... Berny"<br/>Paul (The Disclosure Project) (DPR,NDM,Acryl, Etoka, Elevation and others): "cool set of tracks that mold well as a unit, though can get a bit samey if being listened to as a whole piece. Some classic tracks from klartraum on here such as inner sky and angelo which are some of my personal favourites of theirs."<br/>DJ Franksen (suara, bcbtec, plastic city, komm mit musik, soap and many more): "will airplay some for shure!"<br/>Florian Schirmacher (FormResonance): "All Dimensions, Neti Neti, Groth are my favorites. a melodic journey! thank you!!!! GROSSE KLASSE... ! " (will chart)<br/>DZeta N' Basile (1Trax/Tsuba/Real Tone/VIVa): "Really guys....SICKKKKKKK.....Great work...I am fucking speechless!!! I think at the next afterhours Party we will try 8 on 15:) Thanks for sending this. Davide&Claudio" (will chart)<br/>Maurizio Vitiello (bauns, rilis, loose, metroline ltd, orion, BU!, deeperefect & more): "wowowowowow... very good guys... love the album! full support"<br/>Igor Cold: "What a fantastic work guys and ladys! loved it with all my heart! Wow!"<br/>Andy Baxter (Pacha, Cafe Mambo/ Ibiza): "sounding sick and tight"<br/>Evren Ulusoy (I Records,Plastic City,Loco): "full support guys! Evren"<br/>DocePulgadas (): "VERY GOOD MUSIC!!!" (will chart)<br/>Arjun Vagale / Jalebee Cartel (Ostwind, ALiVE, Variante, Tribal Rage): "very good work !"<br/>Jon Silva (Pesto): "It's really difficult to send some feedback after skipping through the tracks since this is an album that demands diving in rather than just a quick scan. Downloading all tracks now but so far, all dimensions stands out for me (nice laughter, Nadja). Inner Sky and Unique Self are also quite nice. Probably not what I'm usually palying except for the aforementioned three but definitely an album for the iPod/car! Good luck - well done, you two!:)"<br/>Eddie Merced (): "Hi Guys, thanks for sending me your debut album Evolution. First of all i've to mention the cover art, It's really nice. Klartraum's sound is one of a kind, unique like the album description mentions. Evolution totally resembles that, the recollection it's a perfect way to introduce the world your sound. A solid album, it embarks on a wonderful journey. To sum everything up the Evolution album contains quality music carefully produced with love. Thanks again Nadja and Helmut :D"<br/>Valentin Huedo / Ibiza Sonica (Extremly House Music, Music for dreams, Cafe del mar): "Big thanks, good and unique style, "<br/>Qmusse (Reisei Records, Loco records, Nightbird Music ): "Nice, elegant and special album :)"<br/>Karlos Sense / Ibiza Sonica (): "Full support to all music from LUCIDFLOW.. THANKS A LOT FOR SEND ME MORE MUSIC. Regards from Ibiza. " (will chart)<br/>Let's Go Outside (Slant, Soma): "Really digging this sound. Very nice stuff."<br/>Markojux: "Unique Shadow is for me awesoem!!" (will chart)<br/>Markojux: "the whole album is great.. really good stuff here" (will chart)<br/>Markojux: "This is yummy.. :-)" (will chart)<br/>Dj Trinity (Pinksilver ): "Great to see Klartram releasing this album! Some amazing tracks on there, well done! i'm sure i will be giving most of these a spin at my next few gigs :)" (will chart)<br/>Giuliano Rodrigues (G recordings): "It's "ALLLLLLL " i waiting for, the very best and newest songs, on album with different places, different flows, different vibes, touch, feelings. You can find all about yourself in this album. You don't need listen much do get there, you will feel everything on the first sound element.... :)"<br/>Yaroslove (Pro-Tez,Baile Music, CoolTool Rec): "Great album! Causal Waves is da bomb! Angelo was fav for long time now, and some other tracks, love the klartraum sound !" (will chart)<br/>Vasily: "Push Yourself! "<br/>Christopher Çolak (): "Trademark sound of Lucidflow. Lovely!"<br/>Jerry Abstract (Shitkatapult, From 0-1, Slant, Semisexual, Dragons Eye): "Push Yourself, Neti Neti, All Dimensions are my picks."<br/>Kai Sander / Offener Kanal Westküste: "totaly my style will probably play so many of thes amazing Tracks in so many sets to come, thanks"
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