Review: It would be fair to say that Auf Togo's releases for Leng are sporadic, to say the least. While there are good reasons for this - Sasa Crnobrnja is busy with In Flagranti, while Clement Cochot-Coloum has his hands full with the Fabulous Penetrators - it's still frustrating for those who enjoy their undeniably quirky take on Balearic-rock fusion. Happily, this third EP - their first since 2013 - is chock full of highlights. Opener "The Basement", featuring MT, is an undeniably eccentric chunk of leftfield, AOR-influenced disco-pop, while "Second Tongue" blends undulating dub disco grooves with blazed, spoken vocals and punk-funk attitude. Closer "Carpet Stains", meanwhile, is a more obviously up-tempo, rock-influenced affair, with the duo's bold guitar chords counter-balanced by shimmering electronics and lilting melodies.
Review: First surfacing on Leng late last year, the Auf Togo pairing of Fabulous Penetrators bassist Clement Cachot-Coulom and Sasa Crnobrnja of In Flagranti repute was one of the less expected collaborations. Nonetheless their Second Left EP was a delight, discarding with the heavily edited smutty disco that Crnobrnja pioneered with In Flagranti in favour of a rich Balearic sound that felt at times like the results of Tame Impala recording after a week camped out in an Amsterdam coffee shop. It's great to see them back on the Leng label with more Auf Togo, with lead track "Old Models" adding some cooing vocals into the mix over a taut, tight and warm Gallic disco groove. Meanwhile "Waiting For Beggi" retains the upbeat tempo but the mood is hazily Balearic and the bassline sumptuous.
Review: Recently snapped up by Claremont 56 offshoot Leng, Auf Togo are a new duo comprising Clement Cachot-Coulom (The Fabulous Penetrators) and Sasa Crnobrnja (In Flagranti). As you might expect deep, rolling leftfield disco is the order of the day, with the title track being a seven minute opus with incessant claps, lolloping bass and 60s West Coast-style guitar strums adding a sunkissed feel to proceedings. "Member Talk" is more lively, with an open high hat steering things along in a hippyish groove. Again, the laid back funk-rock guitar adds a whole new sonic layer, setting the tone nicely for some quality chilled out clubbing.