Originating from the gloriously inter-tangled scene between Hamburg and Berlin, Circuit Diagram are a live act and production duo fusing hypnotic psychedelic and krautrock tendencies with live drums and electronics.
Circuit Diagram’s 2013 debut on Pudel Produkte/ Staatsakt was a pair of motorik kraut-rock dance instrumentals. A-side is ‘Amanar”s winning mix of “cellphone from sahara”-like chant with swinging, organic rhythms and sweeter modular synth curves progressing with the vision of a classic Villalobos, but sounding more like Can gone to modern day Africa.
In much the same manner – minus the chants – ‘Iklig’ locks into another loose but driving rhythm relying on mean-hipped bassline and steppin’ drums to give flight to flurries of jazz keys and sparing vocal stabs with a wonderfully limber psych-band feel.
Their release ‘Motown’ on No Counter Records is the follow-up to the ‘Pudel Produkte 20’ EP released in 2013 on ‘Staatsakt’ (a record label formed by the owners of the Golden Pudel club in Hamburg).
Inspired by a 6 hour jam with Circuit members Nicholas and Chris at the Kraniche Klub in Hamburg, Davenport transforms ‘Motown‘ into a rolling epic – building layers of atmospheric vocals, using a gritty, loopy bass line to drive the track forward.
Combined with the drums of the original, the track retains its live feel, giving it a disco touch; much like an old Giorgio Moroder number.
Circuit Diagram is supported by Sohrab.
Thursday, 12th February 2015 | 20:00 CET
Acud Macht Neu! | Veteranenstr. 21 | 10119 Berlin/Mitte