The initial idea was the making of a house music album. The outcome is a smooth, organic sounding and fast lounge style. Paulsen & Stryczek release their second album ‘Tenki Yohou’ on the label Lemongrassmusic.
The new songs display a similar sound aesthetic to the material on ‘Sleepy Shuttle’. Electronic and acoustic worlds gently join, creating rich, warm and interwoven soundscapes. Programming, instrument playing and samples strike a tasteful balance. Where ‘Sleepy Shuttle’ is distinctly downbeat, ‘Tenki Yohou’ is fast and straight. 120-140 bpm. Four on the floor in each song. Danceable.
Vocals are a new and important ingredient. Not lyrics as much as the timbre of male and female voices. These adlibs, words and short phrases are used to emphasize and deepen the respective tune’s vibe, but stay clear of a popular approach. There are elements of classical songwriting, but they remain intermittent. The general notion of ‘Tenki Yohou’ belongs to the cosmos of electronica.
Digital release date: September 5th 2014
Catalogue number: LGM 169-4
Label: Lemongrassmusic – LC 12644