Phillip Sollmann has never been to CHICAGO …
After the huge success of his selftitled debut in 2007 CHICAGO is the second album of the Berlinbased producer and DJ who releases his music under his moniker EFDEMIN with DIAL Records.
While setting up his new studio – autumn turned into winter and berlin would soon be covered in snow. The outside world faded away, noises were muffled and Sollmann felt more and more like being in musical psychoanalysis with himself.
A perfect starting point for the production of a new album.
Revealing his wide range of expressions EFDEMIN starts with a kind of jazz jam-session between himself and his studio environment.
Playing the drummachines, a farfisa organ and the drumkit makes “cowbell” an artificial weird tune, yet it remains human. Following are the two deep dance tracks “shoeshine” and “nightrain” which reflect his love for house and deeper techno.
They aren’t looking for cheap peaktimes or breakdowns but focus on subtle seduction through sound. ”Oh my god” brings back the obscure jazz of “cowbell” with a piano-loop in the main role, contrasting against noisy bubbles, vocal-flakes and a melody you won’t forget.