Set Theory Record’s quest to build unique relationships between different people and create new behaviours on the dance floor continues with this new EP from German Affair.
This duo hails from Barcelona and make arresting industrial techno that proudly takes its cues from iconic German artists. They are sound lovers who layer up analogue and digital gear into bold new forms and frameworks to push the boundaries of sound design exploring notions of infinity, mathematical musical forms and abstraction.
For anyone not familiar, German Affair’s sound sits on the side of industrial techno with strong influences from iconic German electronic artists, hence their name.
First up is the brilliant ‘Not Like Em’, with overdriven synth loops and muffled voices woven into paranoid layers of edgy techno then laced into hard-hitting and broken drum beats. ‘KBon Klinik’ is an acid-laced techno track that builds to a frantic peak. Suspensory pads take you higher and add to the sense of dystopian space travel.
Next up is ‘Poisonous Tongue’ which traps you in an edgy word of serrated, machine gun-like synths, crashing hits and drums and dark vocals that are sure to become anthemic once large clubs are marching to its beat. Check out our premiere below.
Closing things out is the haunting and eerie ‘Bloody Daddies’ with its punchy drum programming, distorted textures and utterly physical rhythm all run through with freaky spoken word samples. German Affair ‘Poisonous Tounges’ drops on Set Theory Records on 31st January 2020.
1. Not Like ‘Em
2. KBon Klinik
3. Poisonous Tongue
4. Bloody Daddies