Review: It's no coincidence that Seth Schwarz used to be a classical musician. Throughout this release, his compositional skills are audible. On "Metempsychosis", his collaboration with Mollonos Bass, trance-inducing melodies sparkle like light reflected from a pond on a sunny day as the bass warbles euphorically. "Funeral Pyre", his project with Dole & Kom, is far more earthy and gritty, with a low-slung bass powering the mid-tempo rhythm. Finally, there's "Heliopolis", Schwarz's collaboration with Bebetta. Occupying a middle ground between the gritty sound of "Pyre" and the shiny trance of the Mollonos Bass collaboration, its acid-soaked groove and shuffling rhythm will appeal to fans of Ame, Dixon and that other Schwarz, Henrik.
Review: Just like the summer rain soon turns into a vibrant rainbow, the tracks on the new album by Ronny Mollenhauer aka Mollono.Bass give expression to the three primary colors of his soul. With vocals by I Am Halo and Kuoko, plus instrumentation provided by jPattersson, Marc Vogler and other musicians, you will definitely hear the frequencies of friendship on 'Woods, Tales & Friends' - a collection of tracks by the 3000 Grad boss and his friends over the last few years. All are testament to his versatile musical talent, such as the glassy-eyed and pop-inflected vocal deep house of "No Silence", or on the ominous journey into the exotic that is "Wild River" as well as the hypnotic dancefloor drama of "The Glade" to name but a few.