Tanz Gymnastique by Crane A.K.
Known for their recommended releases on FORCE TRACKS the CRANE A.K. members Markus Gniech (KNIGGE) and Michael Friedrich (A.NOV) would define their music as minimal tracks incorporating House and Techno soundscapes with their own individual trademarks: experimental sound work and relaxed monotony. "Tanz Gymnastique" starts out with a spanking groove made of sharp electro drums and a classic analogue bassline that seem to head in the direction of the 80's but instead of throwing in a Pop melody or wave antiques, they come up with reduced bubbling sounds and disharmonic synth pads that take the leading role and push the track forward - very electro-funk! The flipside is fueled by a more bottom/bass-heavy groove with clonking sounds, a sinister string backing and a mixture of whispered spoken word and vocals by JEANNIE PEEL cut up and laced on top.