Stefan Goldmann’s “Adem” brings a new concept of handling melodies to the world of House and Techno. Pushy synths tuned to Arabian intervals, playfully pitch bent around one repeated note that sticks to the kick as if it’s life depends on it. It’s as if a parallel universe’s Acid has been invented in some lunatic asylum in Tirana. This primitive melody is as alienatingly synthetic as it is offensively brain-dissolving. In the hands of a DJ, “Adem” is like the Captagon formula in the hands of the Bulgarian secret service: many deaths, big bucks. Chalga, Tallava, Manele - call it anything. The B-side’s “Rigid Chain” is as detuned, yet strictly limited to a rogue off-beat bassline pumping in between metallic house drums. That’s it.
released May 7, 2012
Written & produced by Stefan Goldmann
Mastered byRashad Becker
Artwork – Viet Hoa Le