Tief is well know in London and beyond as being a clubnight where it resides at Corsica Studios, showcasing house and techno of only the highest quality, a standard that is now to be transferred to a record label; Tief Music releasing music that we truly love from artists who have a connection with us or what we do.
Tief001 comes from two close friends of Tief who are releasing music for the first time under the guise ‘Sisterhood’. The 2 original tracks capture the atmospheres, moods and energy that fits so well with Tief’s ethos and demonstrates a real skill for using analogue instruments to hair-raising effect.
A1, ‘Call Me Ishmael’, aptly named after the opening line in novel ‘Moby Dick’ is an epically symphonic track which utilises infectious, spine tingling arps that dance around hypnotic hat patterns building alongside piercing strings to produce climatic break downs.
The Arttu remix of 'Call Me Ishmael' demonstrates exactly what the Berlin-based producer is becoming so well know for, showing little regard for polishing, over-producing, or keeping those levels green, but stripping it back and keeping only what is completely necessary. Arttu turns the track into a raw, gritty weapon aimed straight at the dance floor, harnessing the arps and atmospheric strings but completely re-programming the drum patterns to turn it into a real stomper with a reworked bass line reminiscent of 90's Uk Drum & Bass and the addition of some serious pitched down vocal cuts and snipped up samples.
The second original track (B1) is named ‘Tannhauser’. Sisterhood create lush spacious soundscapes that are underlined by the sparse throbbing bass notes and punctuated by crisp percussion.
The Juju & Jordash remix of 'Tannhauser' rounds off the record perfectly. The deepest, most atmospheric and perhaps most emotional addition to the Ep is testament what these 'masters of analogue' have become so well known for. The track develops effortlessly and the listeners patience is rewarded with a mesmerizing and provoking journey. Much like the Arttu remix, this track makes no effort to disguise the methods by which it was created, the reassuring hiss and clunks of various machines can be heard which adds nicely to the warmth and atmosphere that this beautiful track oozes.
Published: 6th June 2013