LADA (2)

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Dasha Rush & Lars Hemmerling


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FP018 LADA (2) - Lostbahnhof album art LADA (2) Lostbahnhof(12", EP) Fullpanda Records FP018 France 2011 Sell This Version


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October 27, 2011
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LADA is a collaborative project between Germany's Lars Hemmerling and Russian ex-pat Dasha Rush. Lostbahnhof, on Rush's Fullpanda Records imprint, is the project's first official release, and it should find favor among previous Fullpanda fans as well as listeners craving a fresh approach to raw, industrialized techno.

The record's eponymous track starts things off with a dimly-lit collection of sparse bleeps, indecipherable radio transmissions and a swooning choral moan, as gorgeous as it is timid. Ultimately, though, the track is nearly overcome by indulgence, as echoes pile up and the drums let loose in a series of pummeling, offbeat riffs. Next up is the beat-less "Den," a melancholy spread of soft, glitchy loops and synths. Some may consider its four-minute length more than enough for a techno vinyl, but others (such as this writer and perhaps the doomed lovers from the record's artwork) will wish that it stuck around for a little while longer.

After the fleeting romance of "Den," the flip takes us back into the darkness with "Indust," the most focused—and floor-ready—production on the record due to a sharp, syncopated kick pattern and discrete use of effects. Revolving around a shivering mass of sound and an increasingly frantic high-end, it's a strong conclusion to a fine debut for LADA.

Words /Brian Kolada
Published /
Wednesday, 12 October 2011

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