Studio Pankow – Linienbusse
Studio Pankow – Linienbusse

Studio Pankow – Linienbusse

Regular price £35.00 Sale

Label: City Centre Offices – towerblock 025
Format: 2 x Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: Germany
Released: 2 May 2005
Genre: Electronic
Style: IDM, Dub Techno, Minimal, Ambient

Atmospheric and inventive electronic improvisation from the Studio Pankow trio released in the mid-00’s IDM dark ages and still unfairly overlooked.  Cherished by those who know, Studio Pankow’s only release was born out of a series of studio jams between David Moufang (aka Move D and so much other stuff), Jamie Hodge (Conjoint / Born Under A Rhyming Planet ++) and lesser know Kai Kroker.  The origins though are surprising though - it’s clear each artist is established within their craft.  Anchored by the pulse of minimal techno, the group float between dubbed, glitchy, velvet-noir atmospherics imbued with a green-hazed, hunkered down feel that comes from red-eyed nights in the studio.  ‘Seimensdamm’ has definite nods to the clicks ’n cuts aesthetic of the times, ‘Neukoelln’ switches into beautiful warm early-hours chords and ‘Ruhleben’ oscillates around muffled bass tones and pointillistic percussion with a sense of heavily stoned concentration.  But it’s hard to pick any favourite here - end to end brilliance - and still surprised it’s evaded the endless reissue carousel.  Shop fav!  (NM/NM)

A1 Heidelberger Platz 8:21
A2 Siemensdamm 4:40
A3 Jungfernheide 3:30
B1 Zoologischer Garten
B2 Krumme Lanke 6:01
C1 Zitadelle 2:37
C2 Ruhleben
D1 Jessner Strasse (Basic Joint - First Take) 6:16
D2 Neukoelln 5:37
D3 Pank Strasse 3:32