- 6 years ago
The German duo Kettenkarussell make restrained house music that recalls the early noughties output of labels like Dial and Kompakt or the work of Move D, focused on both the subtlest nuances of tracks and an overarching deep blue atmosphere. The project is more update than rehash, though, predominantly as a result of its focus on live performance; as detailed as their music is, it also has a loose, unrehearsed quality that undoubtedly comes from experimenting on the fly. Their live performances unfold methodically, with a real concern for space, and develop a slinky kind of funk as elements are quietly shifted, added, and subtracted. It’s so easy to develop tunnelvision listening to their calming, organic style of hypnotism — maybe a bit like witnessing the scenery shifts on a lengthy train journey atop that constant click-clack. For our 58th podcast Kettenkarussell sent us a recording of their set at 2010’s Fusion festival, as well as some insight into the project and its priorities.