Voom:Voom


 
 

Who or what is Voom:Voom? - Well, that's easy enough: a basic internet search soon reveals that they are the acclaimed 'Vienna-Munich Connection' (Compost-Records.com) of Peter Kruder (he of Kruder & Dorfmeister and Peace Orchestra, and the trio's Vienna leg) and Christian Prommer and Roland Appel (Trüby Trio and Fauna Flash). The trio's more recognised monikers are easy to discern: languid, leftfield electronica; jazzy beats; a ray of drum'n'bass; and deep house. But what of VoomVoom? - Allmusic.com describes their sound as ‘minimal groove’, The Face said they were ‘banging, and bass heavy’, while the aforementioned Compost website – and it should know a thing or two – says the boys concoct some of the ‘hottest, uplifting grooves’. The much-missed Jockey Slut once described one of their 12-inches thus: ‘The Future Sound Of London getting down and dirty with Dread Flimstone, 4 Hero and the Scissor Sisters. A must have, in short’. DJ Hell described, succinctly, one of their twelves as a ‘superhit’.

So what else is there to know? - Well, the idea of VoomVoom came into being at the wedding of Compost’s Michael Reinboth in 1998, that much we can tell you. However, their reasons for being are plentiful and depend on who you speak to. According to Christian they are “three lonesome souls, with no friends, who have the same interest in experimental dining”. Peter’s account is a little more prosaic: “We were always talking about our studios, new technology, new ways of producing certain sounds and most of all we enjoyed each other’s company.”

What can be said with the utmost confidence, though, are their motivations. Bored of the rigidity of most electronic music, they deigned to create music that was so fantastically free of tired generic definitions, that even those who moderately dipped their toes onto the world’s greatest adult playground – the dancefloor – would find something to get them excited. This broad spectrum takes in techno, house, electro, dirty disco, sweeping orchestral symphonies and even a touch of blissful downtempo. It’s a thrilling, heady, soulful and instinctive mix. (!K7 Records)

 

QUOTES

When Peter Kruder, Christian Prommer and Roland Appel get busy in the studio, expectations run high. House doesn´t get much better than this. (One Week To Live)

Delicate melodies, inventive programming and squelchy bottom end. (Hot Press)

Buy all the VoomVoom EPs. (DJ)

Most amazing piece of deep electronic house music you´re going to hear for a long time. (DJ)

Warm house chord patterns hassled by an incongruous grunt of chubby bass and equally out of place icicles of melody. (IDJ)

 

DATES

  • 23.07.2011
  • Kruder & Dorfmeister @ Les Escales du Cargo
  • Arles (France)
  • 13.08.2011
  • Kruder & Dorfmeister @ Fi:hP
  • Oudenaarde (Belgium)
  • 09.09.2011
  • Kruder & Dorfmeister @ Berlin Festival
  • Berlin (Germany)
  • 31.10.2011
  • Peter Kruder @ Link
  • Bologna (Italy)