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Brocksieper, Falko / Shortcake Strategy
Album:Shortcake Strategy Collection:General
Artist:Brocksieper, Falko Added:Sep 2012

A-File Activity
Add Date:2012-09-21 Pull Date:2012-11-23 Charts:RPM/Electronica
Week Ending:Nov 4Oct 28Oct 21Sep 30

 Recent Airplay
1.Oct 31, 2012:All Techno All the Time
Reverse Engineering
3.Oct 15, 2012:The Big Love Show
Reverse Engineering
2.Oct 22, 2012:The Big Love Show
Reverse Engineering
4.Sep 24, 2012:The Big Love Show
Lmfm, Avoid (Feat. Benjamin Fehr)

Album Review
Reviewed 2012-09-13 
Falko Brocksieper: Shortcake Strategy Label: Treibstoff

Berlin-based Falko Brocksieper has over 100 releases to his credit and has been a fixture in European techno for almost two decades. This is his latest full-length album, in which he showcases brainy & thoughtful creations that go beyond mere terms such as "minimal techno or tech-house". The whole album is really cool, and I'd say the most non-standard dance tracks are the most interesting. For me the winners are #2 (Avoid), #5 (LMFM), #9 (Become), and #10 (Land's End), none of which are standard tech club bangers. But the two club bangers are #8 (Hoboken) & #9 (Reverse Engineering) are also phenomenal.

1. Big synth stabs and some vibraphone tinkling over a tech-house framework.
2. Retro-style electro breaks with a cool robo vocal. Goofy fun & sinister.
3. Synth-driven tech-house, straight 4/4 beats w/ a catchy melodic pop-flavored loop.
4. Nerdy electro with a modified electronic Peruvian pan flute and Andean melodies.
5. Nervous electronic noodling, crackles, and insistent beats & female vox saying "love me follow me".
6. Playful synths and electro warbles. Nerdy & brainy electronica.
7. Banging & insistent techno with a spooky ringing tone and slammin' beats.
8. Fabulous techno. Percussive and mechanic with a nervy pitched-up synth that's so druggy and awesome. Channels the spirit of the Detroit masters.
9. Soulful deeper disco track, chilled-out male vox and reverberating synths & effects
10. Thought-provoking melodic synths and varied percussive effects.

Track Listing
1.Let's Surface 6.Pillow Biter
2.Avoid (Feat. Benjamin Fehr) 7.Hoboken
3.Outride A Crisis 8.Reverse Engineering
4.Punta Ayampe 9.Become (Feat. Big Bully)
5.Lmfm 10.Land?S End