May 12, 2005

Daniel Fritschi - Intonation EP

Considering the major rivalry between Cologne and Düsseldorf, it’s nice to see that each city can co-exist easily in the world of techno. Kompakt has picked up distribution for the newly minted Level label, whose first release we covered a while back. This second offering, a solo entry by label head Daniel Fritschi is headphone-house at its most pleasant. Easy-going synth pads layer on top of another as a soft billowing beat marks time underneath each track here and, while at times it feels like ambient music, it’s busy enough to rise above that genre trough. For home listening.

Level / LVL-02
[Todd Burns]