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Hooved presents Timeless EP

Hooved has been one of the most dependable producers on AMAM over the years, and more recently, his sound has mutated in some unexpected directions.

Hooved presents Timeless EP. Photo by Amam Records Photo by Amam Records

Hooved has been one of the most dependable producers on AMAM over the years, and more recently, his sound has mutated in some unexpected directions. That's why it's high time to give our knob-twiddling satyr his own special catalog code from now on, and here we present amamhvd001, or for those of you who prefer titles instead of strings of letters and numbers, the Timeless EP, his first 12” of the year.

The near-15-minute “TMLSS 1” begins with a 2-step beat, and as it unfolds, the beats only get more broken, causing a sense of auditory psychosis while somehow remaining calm, cool and collected. This is definitely one of the more experimental tracks to arrive on AMAM, yet still with traces of deep house DNA, but also elements of moody film music and early computer compositions, especially in the extended outro.

Whereas the A-side isn't aiming to be a dancefloor bomb, the B-side brings the track into a club context thanks to the remix from the living legend of minimal techno Thomas Brinkmann, known for his accomplishments with his own label Max Ernst, plus numerous others like NovaMute and Curle. Brinkmann's version remains experimental as far as treatment of sound goes, but places his noisy concoctions on a stricter grid, to provide a restless, driving cut. “TMLSS2”, likewise, is full of twisted noises over a 4/4 pulse, full of coiled energy and flickering . As a digital bonus, “TMLSS3” sets itself apart with its repeated spoken vocal: “I think I might have something you would enjoy over at my house...” So, stop over and try these tasty tech-house treats...

Hooved - Timeless EP
Release date 9th October 2013
Label AMAM Records

Tracklist
1. Hooved - TMLSS1
2. Hooved - TMLSS1 (Thomas Brinkmann Remix)
3. Hooved - TMLSS2
4. Hooved - TMLSS3