You thought it was a joke when we released a record named after Cologne's local beer, KÖLSCH. But you were wrong. Rune Riley Kölsch is not a joke. He's a tall Danish guy and it's quite likely that you've already heard some of his tracks out in a club. Maybe something from his amazing Ink & Needle series on his own Tattoo imprint or the track he's most known for: Calabria feat. Crystal Waters.
After his impressive debut on KOMPAKT EXTRA "Loreley/Rheingold" he's back with another killer double header. "Opa" is one of the most unusual but yet amazingly effective techno tracks we've heard this year. It's steroid-driven funk with a heavily mental edge and powerful enough to lift the roof of any club. "Der Alte" pays tribute to Germany's long running TV series "The Old Man" with a rather juvenile sounding piano anthem that sits comfortably between balearic disco and Detroit techno. Prost, Mr Kölsch!
IBD was my first Residents concert, and it's so wonderful being able to experience all of these amazing tunes once more. It feels like the RC&B trilogy was all leading up to this, and every song on this is about as good as it gets for a Residents fan old or new! There is no more to say! pow2u