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    The MASSE BOX comprises the album “MASSE“ and three remix EPs from DIN, Dettmann | Wiedemann and Henrik Schwarz in one set. It contains the CD in a 6-panel-digipak and three 12“ vinyl singles. The CD and vinyl are housed in a luxurious case with a matt foil lamination and a partial UV spot gloss decoration, the box is released as a limited edition of 500.

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(prelude) 02:35
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Creation 07:05
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Variation 03:06
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Oscillation 02:18
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Division 02:22
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Generation 02:59
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Conclusion 08:00
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Euphorium 11:14
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Aetas 08:54
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Lockstep 07:39
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The MASSE BOX comprises the album “MASSE“ and the three remix EPs from DIN, Dettmann | Wiedemann and Henrik Schwarz in one boxset. It contains the CD in a 6-panel-digipak and three 12“ vinyl singles in three seperate covers. The CD and vinyl are housed in a special case made from 800 g/m² cardboard with a matt foil lamination and a partial UV spot gloss decoration. The box is released as a limited edition of 500. Disc 1 (Masse Remixes I; O-TON77) runs at 33rpm. Disc 2 and 3 (Masse Remixes II and III; O-TON78) run at 45

The CD: An evening of contemporary dance created by three different choreographers and three different msucians and prodcuers. “MASSE“ was conceived together by the renowned state ensemble Staatsballett Berlin and Berghain and took place in the Halle, a former combined heat and power station next to the club. The painter Norbert Bisky was chosen to create the stage design. At the core of the dance is a sonic tryptichon featuring the music of Henrik Schwarz, Dettmann | Wiedemann and DIN, wich was taken as the starting point for developing the choreographies.

Henrik Schwarz – Balletsuite #1 – Masse
Henrik Schwarz opens his suite with “Unknown Touch”, a dense exposition made from acoustic guitars and pizzicati strings floating atompsherically. The subsequent tracks let the bass lines wander amongst throbbing electrified guitars, both characterized by their clearly structured arrangements. Creating a narrative break a synthesizer cuts into the groovy moves of “But Then I’m Different”, accompanied by a sighing violin. To top things off in the final track of “Balletsuite #1 – Masse“ a dreamy and summing-up house piano is aired. The solo piano ends with a quiet closing sequence slowing down the keys more and more to a final nothing.


Dettmann | Wiedemann – Menuett
Marcel Dettmann & Frank Wiedemann are also close associates of the Ostgut Ton family and are in charge of the second part, “Menuett“. Theirs is a 25 minute long sonic-tryptichon: “Accelerando“ sounds like two space observation centers having a chat, while “Martellato“ is juggling the filters until the polyrhythm somehow transform into a circling movement. A syncopated beat and some shrewd filters bring light into “Spiritoso” - like fundamental electronic research into sound.


DIN – EVOLVE
DIN are Efdemin (Phillip Sollmann) & Marcel Fengler who created this new alias for “MASSE“. Similar to Dettmann | Wiedemann, the Berlin musicians utilize ever new parts of their machine park to create musical abstractions. Out of the humming virginal cosmos of “Creation” & “Variation” mid-range bass drums take shape until they poke a rattling rhythm pattern. In a similar way “Oscillation” first takes a bath in the primeval soup until the drums of an unheard-of tribe are arranged by an invisible hand to engineer a gentle flowing movement. This progression becomes more delicate in “Division” & “Generation” until it unwinds at the stage of “Conclusion” to fade out as a nocturne, urban touch. Given the different aesthetics of the producers that built “MASSE“, it’s a pleasure to hear how its music as a whole shapes a fine sonic entity.

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released September 4, 2020

Producer, Written-By – DIN (17) (tracks: 10 to 16), Frank Wiedemann (tracks: 7 to 9), Henrik Schwarz (tracks: 1 to 6), Marcel Dettmann (tracks: 7 to 9), Marcel Fengler (tracks: 10 to 16), Phillip Sollmann (tracks: 10 to 16)

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