Following the success of State Of Euphoria this is SOULPHICTION’s second
album release on Sonar Kollektiv. SOULPHICTION aka JACKMATE and member of
MANMADESCIENCE has released on Perlon, Playhouse, Poker Flat, Freude am
Tanzen, Moon Harbour, Liebe/Detail, DIY, Mule, Resopal. He has remixed
INTERNATIONAL PONY, DAPAYK & PADBERG, EGOEXPRESS, MOVE D, SOLOMUN and EVA BE
amongst others..”…a lovely stuff guys. -Rooftop Promotion
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Following on from his 2006 album State Of Euphoria SOULPHICTION aka
JACKMATE, and part of MANMADESCIENCE aka Stuttgart man MICHEL BAUMANN brings
us a fresh new album on Sonar Kollektiv. As well as having had releases on
Sonar Kollektiv and his own labels Philpot and Phil E, SOULPHICTION has also
put stuff out through Perlon, Playhouse, Moon Harbour, Liebe/Detail, DIY,
Mule, Resopal and Freude am Tanzen and has remixed DJ KOZE, INTERNATIONAL
PONY, DAPAYK & PADBERG, EGOEXPRESS, MOVE D, SOLOMUN and EVA BE amongst
others. SOULPHICTION was represented on the recent Sonar Kollektiv
anniversary compilation Ten Years Who Cares and this album continues his
friendship with the Berlin label.
The album opens with the luscious voice of SUZANA ROZKOSNY, on Chevy Estate,
who also sang throughout the last SOULPHICTION album State Of Euphoria.
Ghana Wadada is a dark dance-floor romp complete with haunting flute
melodies and ethnic vocals. This is a nice lounge tune ideal for building up
at the start of a set. Ghana Wadada and the funky number Prison Song are
also available as 12” . Prison Song features MARCIN Ã–Z aka Berlin’s DJ
HIGHFISH who also plays bass for WHITEST BOY ALIVE. SOULPHICTION remains
true to his name and puts a lot of heart and soul into the music. He tells a
story with his music, but it’s believable enough to carry the listener
along, at least for a while.
SOULPHICTION moves in so many musical directions at the same time so while
Cargo is a pure swinging jazz number with a lovely shuffle beat, he still
manages to complete the track with spaced-out synth sounds giving it an
other-worldly feel. In fact SOULPHICTION takes in so many influences and
spans so many genres its pretty much impossible to classify him. His sound
is always changing and shifting. Do You Overstand?! has music for all
occasions. Whizzdom and Understanding even provides a perfect dance-floor
track. And you never quite know what you’re gonna get with SOULPHICTION –
the penultimate track I Just Wait, is freaked out hip-hop.
MICHEL BAUMANN is open to everything. While his JACKMATE project focuses
mainly on straight beats and functional house, SOULPHICTION takes in
influences from hip-hop and jazz resulting in a truly experimental feel:
there’s a great roughness to his sound, not to clean. SOULPHICTION’s
productions are restrained and minimal in the right way – he doesn’t let
things get too complicated. Do You Overstand encompasses such an eclectic
cross-section of so many styles that it is simply impossible to pigeon-hole
the SOULPHICTION sound.