Review: Around this time last year, Israeli new romantic Nadav Spiegel aka Autarkic released the I Love You Go Away LP on the Tel Aviv founded and now Berlin based Disco Halal. It now gets treated to a series of fairly stellar remixes. Moscow's Simple Symmetry gives "Bongos & Tambourines" a fairly low-slung treatment that still retains all the original's indie-dance qualities, while fellow homeboys Red Axes work their magic as always on a couple of remixes: firstly on "Giberish Love Song" and then the deep down and dirty "Wipe The Shame".
GoldHeart Mountain Top Queen Directory - (2:20) 104 BPM
Let The Water Run - (4:44) 85 BPM
Wipe The Shame (feat Xen) - (4:06) 56 BPM
Bongos & Tambourines - (3:41) 120 BPM
Warmth - (4:13) 140 BPM
Review: Tel Aviv's Nadav Spiegel takes off where he left us with last year's mini album Can You Pass The Knife? with the full-length I Love You Go Away. Touching on the likes of Jamie Lidell, Stuart Price, Luke Slater and Alexis Taylor with a great strength at hooky one-lines and profound pictures, Nadav remains pensively introspective over his often full-flavoured machine grooves. Highlights include the cloud-surfing instrumental "Let The Water Run", the heavily LCD laced hypnotic sermon "How To Cheat" and the poignant eastern sunset twang of the finale "Warmth". Outstanding.
Review: Until recently Moscoman's Disco Halal label had focused on offering up some prime edits for the more open-minded DJs and dancefloors. One of the label's main contributors, Autarkic, heralds a new dawn for Disco Halal with his debut album, Can You Pass The Knife?, signalling a switch to original music. The brainchild of Tel Aviv artist Nadav Spiegel, we first got a taste of Autarkic's potential for original material with a EP for Phil South's Golf Channel last year and this album superbly picks up where that single left off. Autarkic lifts the cold wave template into the modern age with Can You Pass The Knife?, crafting six songs rife with the sort of emotive intensity that work perfectly on the dancefloor in the trademark Disco Halal fashion.