Just recently the The 23s, a mysterious one-man-show from the German Nord-Rhine-Westphalia area, launched the second chapter of his career and released “Flamingo” – another longplayer full of romantic smooth operators. Now four globally famed producers laid hand on his sublime get-down-deep instrumental journey and remixed two of his arrangements. We are celebrating the record release of “Los Manos Arriba!” and invited the canadian disco-techno-blender The Mole, Karaoke Kalk head Strobocop has invited himself and of course the The 23s will present his hallucinatory sound world LIVE. Welcome back to the movielike resonating sound world of The 23s.
All ten tracks are romantic smooth operators. They put themselves in service of an artistic vision, in which the listener should get lost in music. The album can be seen as a love-letter to the movie scores of the French 70s cinema or the impressionistic sound arrangements you can hear in the early cinema of Peter Greenaway. With double bass heat, discreet piano melodies, levitating guitar chords, some gentle horns here and there and beats that recollect the warm jazz influenced soul of oldschool hip-hop The 23s generate a sublime get-down-deep instrumental journey. You can listen to it attentive. Or you can just play it in the back while doing whatever you like to do.
It is recommended to play “Flamingo” in a decent amount of volume as all loungey tracks begin to live bigger and brighter with sound intensity. If you play it flashy you will experience an atmospheric sometimes light-flooded, sometimes foggy 40-minute electronic journey that offers open-minded souls to fill the room between the notes with their very own milky fancy. Soon the album will be accompanied by a bunch of remixes tuned in and twisted by producers like Giegling and White artists Edward, Christian S of the Cómeme tribe, Canadian producer The Mole and the German post rock and electronic music band To Rococo Rot.
The 23s LIVE
DJS The Mole, Strobocop
Saturday, 23rd October 2015
Anita Berber | Gerichtstr 23 | 13347 Berlin