(A1) Blendwerk I
(A2) The Next Little Thing
(A3) Division Dunkel
(B1) Leaf43 (Neverlasting Edit)
(C1) Herz Aus Blech
(D1) Swallow the Leader
(E2) Blendwerk II
(F1) Dumb Age
(F2) Die Welt Ist Nicht Genug
released October 28, 2011
Extrawelt's debut LP for Border Community, 'Soopertrack' (2006), the best-selling 'Titelheld EP' (2006) and "Schöne Neue Extrawelt" (2008) for Cocoon Recordings have seen the Hamburg duo Arne Schaffhausen and Wayan Raabe catapulted to the Mount Olympus of techno protagonists.
Known the for their expressive live performances the duo are adamant about an un-comprimising modus operandi. "We don't want cowardly Zeitgeist Techno. We want to be courageous and dare new sounds and melodies. Sunrise scenarios, energy, revolution and 'Kaputtheit' – these are all parts of the Extrawelt" - an ideology that extends to their most recent foray into Long Player field, 'In Aufruhr'.
"We took our time and have collected tracks that have particularly touched us, no matter whether they are club-compatible or not. Besides that, we didn't want to repeat ourselves but create a unique second album that's stands for itself."
To focus on single tracks would be non-sensical, but there are a few words that will suffice; Every single track is unique yet entirely Extrawelt. The variety and, at the same time, the unity of chosen sounds, feelings, attention to detail and arrangements are a fantastic sonic achievement. The valiant experimentation with a well-filled lucky-bag of modern electronic sounds make 'In Aufruhr' so much more than dancefloor entertainment. The spectrum of musical influences has further extended and the disparate styles are seamlessly connected with the Extrawelt spirit.
With 'In Aufruhr' the creation of nothing more and nothing less than a new outlook via acoustic imagination constantly displays new facets – even after the umpteenth listen.
This is a masterful album from an incredibly refreshing duo.