Album Review

Mooryc – “Roofs” – [Kompakt Schallplatten]

Naysayer   6/17/2014   A Library, CD

Mooryc, full name Maurycy Zimmermann, Berlin based electronic producer, has put out a clean, crisp, dark, serious, beat driven album with “Roofs”. This is music for ultra cool, darkly lit clubs in Berlin or Koln (not Munich, definitely not Munich). You wear black, form fitting suits. You have a sharp jawline. Gudrun Gut sits by your side. Angst!!!!!! In relationships, in life, in the club. Angst!!!!! Why do I love this thing so much? I think I want to be German.
The first track, “Open It”, is straight up instrumental electronic Kompakt/Freude Am Tanzen territory. Smooth beats at a walking pace, not too fast, very cool and sexy and dark enough to keep everyone happy. From the second track “Jupiter”, we are introduced to Mooryc’s voice, which initially to me sounded too pop for it’s own good. I wasn’t sure what was up. That first track was so good.
But sticking with it I fell for the mood and texture of each song. His voice, somewhat higher than I would expect, sings of lost love and how it just happens that way, of dark relationships and something slightly wicked this way comes. The electronic beats in the back keep the focus and make you bob your head whether you want to or not, while you find yourself starting to sing along, whether you want to or not. Now I just blast it and sing along at the top of my lungs. Try it. You just might join me.

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