Marek Hemmann: Moments (Freude Am Tanzen Recordings, 2016)December 4, 2016 at 9:05 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment
Third album from a German techno dude. He doesn’t stick to typical 4/4 beat patterns, sometimes there’s a slumped-down garage beat, as on the first track, and other times there’s light breakbeats or other details to the rhythms. Also, this dude loves melodies. The melodies are bright and sparkly, and they progress nicely. These are dance tracks, and they’re instrumental, but they’re still songs. It gets kind of bright and dramatic without sounding like trance or progressive house. It’s bright and cheerful, but there’s a hint of melancholy to it. “Ginger” is the one most likely to get stuck in your head. “Comonia” is a little more uptempo than the rest. All of it is pretty good.