After his recent ‘A Million Souls’ collaboration with Francesca Lombardo, which was supplemented with a downtempo dub version highlight on John Digweed’s recent ‘Quattro’ mix compilation, Hannes Bieger returns to Bedrock with the ‘Burn Your Love’ EP.
After his previous collaboration with Juan Hansen on ‘Stars’, it was apparently likely their paths would cross again. A composer/musician/vocalist, Juan is becoming known in the clubs of Argentina, guided by an ethos of mixing genres. His voice is a juxtaposition to Hannes’ composition.
Whereas the recent, ‘Pele’ album gave Hannes the freedom to explore more loose, raw and trippy, sometimes ambient musical concepts, the discipline necessary to create the focused club tracks for this new EP was a welcome change.
Lead track ‘Burn Your Love’ lies in the juxtaposition of Juan’s mellow, ‘60s West Coast vibed vocal performance with the music composition – layers of dramatic, hypnotic analogue synths, bedded on a hip-swinging groove.
For the less vocally inclined, ‘Ashes’ continues the instrumental production as he continues to explore his vision of the Bedrock sound, creating his brand of melodic techno, based around his classic kit: Minimoog, Moog Modular and Roland TB-303. ]
It’s out 12 June.