“Stereotype” – Brian Sanhaji (CLR) [ALBUM] November 11, 2008Posted by rocketsciencemedia in Press Releases.
TITLE: Stereotype / ARTIST: Brian Sanhaji / LABEL: CLR / RELEASE DATE: 12th January 2009 / CAT NO: CLRLP02 CD
Stereotype is the first release from Brian Sanhaji, and a piece of sonic artistry that cuts through the air with a crystal-clear sound. This is a minimal album in which less says more, in which house and dub vie as sources of stylistic influence. These musical forces are kept in check by the albums unifying sound; the sound of techno.
The albums clear sound is a testament to its well balanced production. Brian ensured that this clarity is never icy or indifferent by using predominantly analogue equipment which gives the album’s sound a distinct human warmth and gentility.
Having always been drawn to making electronic music, Brian started his career producing music on a friend’s Amiga 500, experimenting initially with hip hop. But after a baptismal experience at a Prodigy show he decided that techno was his calling. The legendary Omen club in Frankfurt furthered this ambition, and out of these experiences he produced two records as Relic on Triebtater in 2000 and 2001.
Following this Brian set up his own label Enable Recordings on which he presents artists such as The Advent and Andre Walker. Gradually he spread his releases over different labels such as Punkt music and Definition Records, and it was these releases that ignited his live playing career, a high point of which was his return to the home of techno, Detroit, where he played at the cities well respected Electronic Music Festival, and Ibiza’s Spinclub.
The albums name implies conformity, but in fact the album it is the very opposite of this – it is a complex, independent definition of sound that is constantly unfolding and re-inventing itself, and a promising debut by an evidently talented electronic musician.
The bonus CD contains a complete DJ mix of the album, as well as loops and tools for live acts, DJ’s and producers.