Between moving from Berlin to Los Angeles, Kai Hugo spent the summer of 2013 in Holland, and made an album (self titled) for his new project Palmbomen II. This album will released on Beats In Space records on march 2015.
Influences for Palmbomen II are early Chicago records from artists like Jamal Moss, Steve Poindexter, Larry Heard and Virgo Four combined with European electronic artists from the same time such as Alexander Robotnick, Das Ding, Philippe Laurent among others.
Hugo decided that he wanted to have the same work ethics as the artists he was listening to. He concluded that the spontaneity and roughness of these songs are a results of the nonexistence of ‘total recall’ in the way people were forced to work in those times.
Make your rhythms and harmonies, arrange these and play them live, record to tape, and that’s it. This is very different from today’s production methods. When sculpting something for weeks or months, tracks often tend to get sterile, and lose their initial spontaneity.
Hugo re-watched X-Files heavily around that same time, which atmospheres he tried to capture on this record. Together with his collection of eighties and nineties relaxation cassette’s with theme’s…
Palmbomen II is supported by djs Omer, Bahamian Moor and Windows.
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