Genf – Aachen-Brüssel

Artist: Genf
Title: Aachen-Brüssel (Brandstand Mix) /  Import/Export (Kandis Mix) / Aachen-Brüssel (Hans Nieswandt Eurocity Mix) / Nogger
Cat No: CPT 034-1
Format: 12″ / Download


Info: Genf from Cologne are : Oliver Brand (drums and electronics), Olaf Karnik (guitar) and Jens Massel (electronics). Oliver Brand used to play in several indie-rockbands like Weiter and Elektro. Olaf Karnik has been djing under the synonyms Shack Attack, Sound Gallery and Soulful Shack for the last 11 years. Jens Massel aka Kandis was releasing electronic ambient-like music. Genf’s musical style is somewhere between ambient, funk, indie and techno. Their mission is to create a perfect combination between analog and digital sources, that’s why guitar and drums belong to their instruments as well as samples and synthesizers. After releasing their first album „Rohgenf“ on Cologne’s cult-label Finlayson (Kreidler, Workshop, Biegen a.m.o.) They have now released their second album „Import/Export“ and a remix 12“inch (which includes a disco-house remix by Hans Nieswandt / Whirlpool) on Compost Records. The album was recorded in Wilerswirst in the legendary Can-Studios (sound enginiering by René Tinner) with the assistense of ex-Supreme Machine bass-player Ralph Obermauer. Tracks like „Al Green“, „Medienporno“, „Aachen-Brüssel“ and „Stockholm 13h“represent Genf as a more conventional band but songs like „Softdrinks“, „Luftlax/Postlaxs“ or „Herrmann“, digitally manipulated , show an more open structure the importance lies on the sounds and the intensity. The title-song „Import/Export“ is the best example for their „analog meets digital“ sound. Freestyle electronica, post-rock or dance-music Genf finds it’s place between the chairs. Especially live, Genf draws profit from their musical-openmindness.

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