One of my favourite albums from 2013 is back but this time in a reshaped form with remixes from a hugely impressive list of producers… Basic Soul Unit, Boo Williams, Carlos Nilmanns, Freund Der Familie, Jamie 3:26, Legowelt, Duel, Matthew Herbert, Rising Sun, Sascha Dive, Steve Bug, The Analog Roland Orchestra, XDB, Youandewan, youANDme. A who’s who of deep house and techno producers and remixers. As expected from such a list of remixes it would be an injustice to pick out any favourites
Summer 2013 will see the release of Behind, a brand new album by youAND:THEMACHINES aka Martin Müller – one half of youANDme – on the Ornaments imprint.
As is usually the case for this vinyl-loving outfit, the ‘Behind’ album has a limited to 333 copies hand-painted cover edition with unique artwork and a stamped number (there are just a few copies left via Discogs), and features vocal collaborations with seminal artists like Robert Owens, Brothers’ Vibe, Delhia de France, Bajka and Keter Darker as well as instrumental contributions from Olga Kholodnaia who plays strings, Martin Kohlstedt who plays Rhodes and e-piano and solina strings from The Analog Roland Orchestra man, Michal Matlak.
Behind is Martin’s long player debut on Ornaments and is an album that brings together his wide array of influences – dub techno, ambient, Detroit techno, house, but also encompasses plenty of analogue hardware, field recordings and hidden messages. The concept when writing the album was to use no samples and instead craft every sound himself.