Time to remember: the rolling glass bottle in all its time- and mind-bending frequency fullness that opens the phenomenal “Water In Mexico”. It was the first record that Someone Else, field recording master mind genius mother god of invention, churned out for Glückskind Schallplatten a couple of years ago, and it still sounds as fresh and crisp as a mountain spring fountain quenching a raver’s post dance marathon thirst.
Leaving us in a constant state of higher euphoria as he is never one to refuse the call of reinvention and innovation, Berlin dweller Sean aka Someone Else has gone deep. His new outing, the “Kitchen Song”, is carried by a solemn profoundness seldom found in such a funky context. Talking of which: Sean’s music, almost always fun loving rump shakers -- his interest in moving the lower parts of the body is of much more that just anatomical nature --, is famed for its subliminal shuffle basses that carry you right through the night thanks to an absolutely empowering, warm groove.
What actually went on in that kitchen, and which sumptuous stir fry low down went on to get these frequencies, we will never know. Also quite a mystery: Sean’s fascination with cacti. These spiky little desert dwellers seem constant source of inspiration for Someone Else, who even manages to get field recordings of the sound of grass growing. Just as gripping: the breath of a cactus.
Bass laden and pressurizing due to its steam infected deep rolling grooves that swirl along in a giant space filled with field noise and sound recordings. Sometimes spacious, sometimes slightly strangely resonating, the aural pleasure of “Cactus Breath” that is added on top of the sublimely swinging booty bounce groove is just too much to resist: you just gotta dance, man!!! Just one of those records.