Marcel Dettmann - The State Of Art EP - FAITHBEAT-04 - Faith Beat
Style; House / Techno
A1: State Of Art
A3: State Of Art (Ryan Elliott Dub)
B2: Music Is Playing
The fourth release on Faith Beat reveals a different side to Marcel Dettmann. Gone is the Berghain resident's gritty warehouse sound, replaced by a deeper, more considered approach. While "Music Is Playing" centres on a jittery rhythm, it features dramatic stabs and frenetic percussion, drawing on early Detroit techno for inspiration. "Meramo" leans towards the musical US house sound of Balance and Prescription, supported by a robust groove, while on "Juper", Dettmann explores this sound further, as skipping drums provide the basis for jazzy melodies. The title track is the only instance where he veers into a darker direction, but in this instance it's moody bass tones rather than Dettmann's signature concrete kicks that set the tone.