German producer Philipp Priebe is set to release his latest work, Our Sins, on Beirut based label Fantôme de Nuit.
Philipp Priebe is a romantic and this rare attribute, at least in the world of electronic music, lies at the center of the music that he creates. The German producer combines warm, melancholic sounds with pushing elements to create a whimsical blend of organic and mechanic attributes. His first release on Fantôme de Nuit is a testament to his ability to create.
Preibe opens his latest release with ‘Above You’, and the leading track is an excellent representation of the German House sound. Beginning with some almost jacking drum programing, a fat bass line quickly joins the arrangement. The track continues to build over the next minute and then, like a breath of fresh air, melodic pads provide a whimsical like quality. Preibe spends the remainder of the track building and breaking it down, each time adding a bit of life to the brooding opener.
‘Kyoto’ is a spaced out slow burner that packs some serious punch. Lead by acid dipped keys, the track features a barrage of ambient blips that create an atmosphere deserving of only the best systems. ‘Nara’ veers away from its two predecessors and ventures into more techy territory. Layered with blips and
complex drum programming, ‘Nara’ takes the listener to another dimension before bringing them back down again.
Priebe saves the title track for last, but it’s well worth the wait. Built around a single kick and a wealth of delay, ‘Our Sins’ slowly builds up around itself. By the time the vocal sample comes in it’s too late, the listener is completely enveloped. The dubby bassline pushes the track forward and some clever chords keep it tight. And just when it should drop, Phiebe breaks it apart. Dropping the tempo, Phiebe slows the journey to a standstill for just long enough before the kick returns to keep the party going.
Philipp Priebe’s ‘Our Sins’ is out on vinyl and digital for Fantôme de Nuit Records.