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Wolfgang Haffner – The Remixes [Rockets & Ponies]


Wolfgang HaffnerThe Remixes [Rockets & Ponies] Rockets & Ponies is a coterie for the outsiders – those ‘too strange for the normal business’ with an ethos that fosters freedom of expression, experimentation and an avant-garde approach.

So who better to present a remix package of works by Jazz luminary Wolfgang Haffner that includes Ricardo Villalobos & Max Loderbauer, Nightmares on Wax, and label padrone Timo Maas.

‘Prolific’ doesn’t quite cover Haffner’s creative output. With a career that spans over 30 years beginning in the German and French Jazz Ensemble and moving on to collaborative works with the likes of Chaka Khan, Bill Evans and Roy Ayres Haffner has appeared on over 350 recordings.

The selected material within this package is taken from his latest album ‘Heart Of The Matter’ released through The ACT Company in 2013 – ‘Bing’ and ‘Luna’ are twisted, stretched and reformed by the eminently prestigious roster of remixers.

First in is Ricardo Villalobos – an exalted genius and champion of freedom of expression with previous releases on Perlon, Playhouse, Cadenza and Cocoon who pairs up with regular studio partner Max Loderbauer for a wonderfully elongated, no-holds-barred dissections of ‘Bing’.

Loderbauer himself, as a master of audio design, injects experience assimilated from sharing his studio with Tobias Freund and together the pair opt for their regular method of developing tracks on modular machines using no overdubbing or multitrack mixing.

On the flip, who better to offer an alternative take on ‘Luna’ than Rockets & Ponies co-founder Timo Maas. Following up his ‘Lifer’ LP and his ‘Tantra’ and ‘Articulation’ EPs, Maas steps in with his brash and physical reworking of ‘Luna’ that he creatively re-images into a billowing beast.

In doing so he further substantiates his own left-field productions and indeed, Rockets & Ponies is an entirely unique and creative experiment capable of producing incredible results.”

Finally, previous collaborator with Haffner himself, Nightmares on Wax steps in with a typically balmy, Rhodes-heavy revision of ‘Luna’. The longest ever serving artist on Warp Records opts for signature dosages of Dub, Soul and Jazz that he’s perfected and refined over his long and illustrious career.

Artist: Wolfgang Haffner
Title: The Remixes
Label: Rockets & Ponies
Catalog Number: ROCKD017
Music Genre/Style: Tech House
Released: 2014
MP3 Download Source: WEB
Bitrate: 320kbps / 44100kHz / Full Stereo
Total Tracks: 6
Size: 160.98 megs

1. Bing (Acid Mondays Remix) 9:50
2. Bing (Ricardo Villalobos & Max Loderbauer Ging Bing Remix) 13:25
3. Luna (Nightmares On Wax Remix) 4:44
4. Luna (Timo Maas Remix) 9:00
5. Melodia del Viento (Ricardo Villalobos & Max Loderbauer Meloopdia Remix) 11:33
6. Melodia del Viento (Ricardo Villalobos & Max Loderbauer Zeitloop Remix) 18:27

Total Playtime: 66:59 min

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