Music has always been the defining core of Tartelet Records. This may seem like an obvious statement, but that was the very reason why it hit us like a ton of bricks when we received the first demo from Paul Frick and his new band around two years ago; you might say that the Brandt Brauer Frick sound touched on a vibration that had been lurking in our musical subconscious. This new, German sound showed a visionary way forward that mixed modern classical with Detroit techno and tipped its hat to Carl Graig, Stockhausen and John Cage while finding its own magnificently idiosyncratic voice. It also supplied the electronic music scene with experimental improvisation and musical serendipity, elements, which were, in our opinion, lacking within contemporary production.
Two years later, and we’ve released two Brandt Brauer Frick records since we first got hold of their demo. The first one was ‘Iron Man’, the second contained the tracks ‘Paino Shakur’ and the mighty ‘Bop’. Notables like Losoul, Treplec and Lee Jones have remixed the band while the music has gone on to reach an impressively diverse audience, ranging from gigs at club institutions Berghain and Watergate, to a concert at the National Library of Norway.
But now we’ve reached the final track in the package, and we’re thus proud to present ‘Corky’, which has been remixed by Tartelet darling and friend of Brandt Brauer Frick, James Braun, who will soon be releasing the track ‘606 Rock ‘n Roll’ on Brandt Brauer Frick’s own label THE GYM.
We’ll resist the temptation to wax lengthy or lyrical about ‘Corky.’ Instead, we suggest you have a listen and let yourself be seduced by its panoramic echoes and pumping bass drum. Hop aboard an odyssey that leads Brandt Brauer Frick through the technoid city of Detroit. It’s a fine ride indeed.