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puresque-leitmotiv cd (tresor)

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puresque: leitmotiv

Having introduced Puresque in November 2011 with the exceptional Vor Leitmotiv EP and premiere "Im Keller" party -- literally "in the basement," Tresor Records launch into 2012 with the duo's first full-length in this rejuvenated and forward-thinking phase of the label. On meeting in 2010, with Michael Kunz initially approaching Paul Brtschitsch for production assistance, it was in the studio working on a track of Michael's that their arrangement soon blossomed into a partnership -- one transcending two generations of electronic music, united by experimentation and grounded in a fiercely analog philosophy of sound. Though admittedly entered into with no end-goal in sight, the Puresque project developed over the course of a year with no stylistic loyalties, but rather a focus on creating music with warmth and suspense. A richly-textured; rough and yet soulful breed of techno emerged to become Puresque's sonic signature. As DJs, mindful of their audience and discontent with the current Berlin club scene where both are based, they first approached Tresor simply with a party proposal. Coupled with an eight-track demo of theirs -- "just to show them the sound concept," as Paul reflects -- Puresque were cordially welcomed into the family, as new residents and roster artists. Leitmotiv is the result, representing an assemblage of meticulously analog-crafted and club-tested works from the pair that transmits all the sculpture and narrative of their sets over a versatile full-length record. Here, Puresque's splay of influences comes to the fore, materializing in an album that is informed while questioning the conformities of its techno heritage. Balancing some of the more experimental pieces like "Einlauf" and "Tatort" with straighter dance material, including the now-anthemic "001A," or the incendiary "Säbelrasseln" and "Grenzwolf," Leitmotiv straddles both floor and listening contexts, appealing at once to DJs, lovers and aficionados of sound alike.

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