Perel rounds off an exciting year with an EP of remixes from her 2018 album, Hermetica. The German DJ and producer released her debut LP on DFA, and played sets across Europe to a quickly growing fanbase, booking major festivals and sharing bills with me, Dixon, DJ Tennis, and many others. On Remixes, we revisit two tracks from Hermetica, lead single “Die Dimension” and sleeper hit “Pastarella Al Limoncello.”
Innervisions affiliate Marcus Worgull leads with his remix of “Die Dimension,” reworking the track into a delicate, melodic groove replete with twinkling piano keys, while his ambient version is a beatless, Neue Deutsche Welle space transmission. Far Away’s Cooper Saver returns to the DFA remix fold with a slow-burning disco take on “Pastarella Al Limoncello” (perfect for winter clubbing), while Panorama Bar resident Massimiliano Pagliara’s high-energy acid remix is available on digital and streaming for the first time.
Fantastic new wave, synthpop retro style mix of a quite diverse set of songs. And it works as an album, not jsut a collection of songs. It's beautiful, it has power, it's melancholic and from time to time there are some fine cracks on the surface and something deeply disturbing can be sensed. tuschfleck