out now: Berni – Somewhere Between Horizontalia And Horizon [Portray Records]January 4, 2017
Somewhere Between Horizontalia And Horizon
12″ & digital
“Somewhere between Horizontalia and Horizon” is Bernhard Robert’s first solo EP. The record follows his contribution to Portray’s Various Artists EP “Never Stop“ and a recent release in collaboration with Jonas Palzer on Rivulet Records.
Having been friends with Jonas – who runs Portray together with Julian Terzyk – for almost two decades, this record is a family affair. It contains five live jams straggling between the edges of techno, house and ambient. All tracks were recorded at Berni’s studio, situated right above his very own night club villaWuller in Trier, which he has passionately run since 2011.
The A-side features two remarkably physical and straightforward to bouncy dj weapons, both leading to moments of great intensity. The B-side continues with two distinctive techno explorations and closes with an Ambient-infused thumping rhythm where misty pads and noises add texture and depth. Berni combines stomping drums, repeating basslines and echo-bathed synths that gradually morph and double back on themselves, resulting in atmospheres constantly in motion. Rich, varied, intense and yet surprisingly nuanced, Portray is proud to present Berni’s space between Horizontalia and Horizon.
Full Track Streaming:
“Portray Podcast #03”