deadlock / decay
a mighty 12” from Dirk Jan Muller, a debut solo offshoot from German outfit Electric Orange.
Whilst that project contains hints of electronics, Dirk airs his full range of vintage analogue equipment for his solo venture here. Incredible dark 70s Germanic psychedelic electronics heavy on nods to the Berlin School of Schulze, Froese, Tangerine Dream and Manuel Gottsching. ‘A’ side “Deadlock” is lifted from last year’s (CD only) debut full length, and opens with epic hypnotizing, trance like drones which peak and trough before giving way to an incredible sequenced rush of kosmische electronics. An incredible piece, tantalizingly good and no surprise that “Prog Archives” awarded the album it was lifted from, 5 stars out of 5, hailing it as one of the very best Berlin School styled LPs since the 70s. The reverse, “Decay” was previously available as a download only to buyers of the CD and is equally magnificent. commit to vinyl for the first time, this is an incredible record, further cementing Deep Distance’s burgeoning reputation as THE place to head to for that authentic, revered Kraut / Kosmische groove.