Title: Velvet Strings
Cat No: CPT 046-1
This is what you might not expect from German drum & bass! Since their first release on Compost in 1995 Fauna Flash became the first German drum & bass outfit getting props from the Metalheadz posse like Grooverider and Fabio who played their dubs on their BBC 1 radio show „One In The Jungle“! All this resulted in a 12inch exclusive release on Peshay’s label Elementz and their track „At The Movies“ appeared on the famous drum & bass compilation „Promised Land 3“. Fauna Flash tracks are also played by DJs like Peshay, Kemistry & Storm, Fabio, Grooverider, Kabuki and are listed in Gilles Peterson’s personal charts in Straight No Chaser.
Fauna Flash are Christian Prommer and Roland Appel (one of Munich’s best wild-style DJs). Both have played drums in different band projects. Around 1992 the started doing live drum sets to ambient music at raves and in clubs and from 1994 on they began gathering studio experience. Together with Rainer Trüby they also formed the Compost project Trüby Trio (which is in fact Rainer Trüby & Fauna Flash). Roland and Christian’s tracks were always influenced by jazz and 80s-fusion. And although they now are specialized on drum & bass with futuristic beats and retro samples you can still tell where their roots are.
By now Fauna Flash have done dozens of remixes as well as excessive touring all over the world. Their side projects include Trüby Trio (with Rainer Trüby) and Voom:Voom (along with Peter Kruder).