"I thought about this one long, but I guess it is safe to say that „Klinker Auf XLR“ is, in fact, a new album by the band Zement, when in fact, it isn’t.
The title „Klinker Auf XLR“ is a dad-joke-like pun about the similarity of the german „Klinke“ (a jack cable) and the title of Zement’s 2018 album „Klinker“. As much of a joke as this might be to you – I know not everybody is exactly into dad jokes – it shows the three best qualities of the duo of Philipp Hager and Christian Büdel: letting go, letting things flow, and letting things grow.
„Klinker Auf XLR“ is a remix album, and it is also a total power exchange: while Zement provide the fundamental canvas with their raw tracks, they leave enough room and space for all of the 9 Artists to build their own songs, to inscribe their own musical handwriting, which differs most of the times completely from the krautrock minimalism Zement usually deliver. As much as Zement’s original songs appear like floating pieces of automatic writing, the remixes are also built pretty associative, as the originals provide the perfect material to tell wholly different stories."
- Franz Joseph Kaputt.
Here's the full album:
Adapter: technische Einrichtung zur Anpassung zwischen zwei miteinander zu verbindenden Komponenten mit unterschiedlicher Schnittstelle.
released November 8, 2019
Artwork by Philipp Dittmar
Photography by Maria Bayer
Mastered by Felix-Florian Tödtloff at ætherweight / Berlin
Released by Verydeeprecords in 2019.
Additional percussions using ashtrays and bottle openers by my flatmate Petra.