The first release on Apus apus is nature-themed. This is hardly surprising, as Eulberg, a former park ranger, has consistently focused on this subject throughout his musical career. Featuring pictures of birds on the cover, Bienenfresser & Blauracke offers musical drama on the inside to match even the most vocal dawn chorus. "Bienenfresser" is somewhat ominous sounding, thanks to the detuned central riff that weaves its way over waves of epic-sounding bass. It's a wonderfully atmospheric arrangement, and is almost matched by "Blauracke". There, the German producer conjures up a synth line as majestic as the Black Forest at dawn. Unfolding over a glitchy rhythm, it's an impressive piece of electronic mood music.
Roter Gitterling is the second release on Dominik Eulberg's own label and sees the German producer adopt a more functional and less esoteric approach than usual. "Roter Gitterling", which is apparently named after a particular type of wild mushroom, is based on a sinewy bass and driving percussion, including the occasional snare volley. Granted, there is an element of Eulberg's bucolic trance sound in the break downs, but he keeps it to a minimum. On "Tintenfischpilz", Eulberg opts for a more stripped back approach; the rhythm is spiky, the drums hiccup away in a hyperactive manner and even the endearing electronic riffs can detract from the fact that Eulberg has come up with a fine if more linear version of his trademark sound.
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