Exercise One's newest EP is the result of happy jam sessions in the studio with a couple of their dear Canadian buddies. Exercise One have been concentrating on their new all hardware, no computer live show over the past half year - with performances at Panorama Bar, Cabaret and Le Showcase - and releases on Cocoon and their own Exone label. Mathew Jonson is responsible for some of the best techno records of the early 21st century, on his own, with his brother Nathan as Midnight Operator and with his constant conspirators The Mole, Tyger Dulha and Danuel Tate as Cobblestone Jazz, as well as running the Wagon Repair label. Leonard Flohen is fond of BBQ, moose and music - in no particular order. He's a distant cousin of that old rogue Hugh Betcha and if you ever were to meet them you'd see that they share a certain twinkle in their eye.
In 'Lost forever in a happy crowd' Exercise One team up with Mathew Jonson, for a release that illuminates the key elements of both the producers sound. Both artists are at home pressing record at the start of a long relaxed daytime jam, then editing and tweaking the live take for a final flowing mix. It's deep, it's melodic, it's a little twisted in parts and it makes us want to wiggle it - just like the guys themselves. 'Blind Trapeze' is a classic Exercise One techno journey with a boisterous rocky bassline and an extra shake of darkness with Leonard's vocals looming over the mix. And there's a dub bonus, as a bonus.
released July 2, 2012
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