houztekk records 014: „Melting Sphere“

Catalogue: hztk 014
Artist: Richard Eigner aka Ritornell, Abby Lee Tee
Titel: Melting Sphere
Medium: 7″ & digital-download

Release date:  April 2014

All tracks written and produced by Richard Eigner & Fabian Holzinger
All instruments played by Richard Eigner & Fabian Holzinger except
Flute by Norbert Trawöger, Cello by Lukas Lauermann, Rhodes & Bass by
Maximilian Walch on Tired Dancers
Mixed by Richard Eigner
Mastering by Mike Grinser at Mandmade Mastering
Artwork by Typisch Beton
C&P 2014 Houztekk Records / Austria, EU

Ritornell & Abby Lee Tee – Melting Sphere / Tired Dancers

Ritornell’s Richard Eigner & Abby Lee Tee originally teamed up to provide the score for a collaboration with filmmaker Andreea Săsăran and illustrator Katja Seifert entitled »Melting Sphere«. Sharing a passion for the combination of filigree electronics with playful timbres of diverse acoustic instruments and odd utensils, the cooperation of the two producers was a logical choice.

»Melting Sphere« merges subsonic bass, kalimba rhythms, accordion sounds and toy bells, all framed by eavesdropping recordings of Abby Lee Tee’s cat, bathroom squeaks for five minutes of organic downbeat bliss.

»Tired Dancers« on the flipside offers a melancholy tale of seduction relayed from the shadows, with field recordings of nightly city noise, a reversed music box melody, hypnotic chords and meticulous percussion. Delicate, celestial Cello (by Lukas Lauermann) and Contrabass Flute emerge as counterpoint to this rhythmic hypnosis.

This record is as shimmering as you would expect.