Fritz & Lang – 13 Hours Away EP

 A1 Belief
 A2 13 Hours Away
 B1 13 Hours Away (Le Loup Remix)
 B2 13 Hours Away (Ben Vedren Remix)

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As neither member of Paris-based Franco-Argentine electronica duo Fritz & Lang are called Fritz or indeed Lang, it suggests they are film buffs, naming themselves after the great German auteur. There’s certainly a widescreen approach: « 13 Hours Away »‘s headline features are its meowing synth bass stabs, ice-crisp drum programming and languid vocal. It’s perhaps too semi-reclined for anything more than a warm-up set, but there’s talent at work here. The flip, « Believe, » is an electro-samba jam session which doesn’t quite live up to the presence of the lead track.

Le Loup’s take on « 13 Hours Away » is yet another impressive notch on his bedpost, with definite echoes of Pepe Bradock at work in its restrained jazz inflections, chocolate-rich pads and hypnotic pace. Another Frenchman, Ben Vedren, reworks « 13 Hours Away » by stripping away much of the original’s nuances to leave a driving groove with trippy bolt-ons, befitting a producer who has recently hooked up with Juan Atkins’ Metroplex imprint.

Published /
Tue, 17 July 2012

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