Monsieur Kadebostan (having moved straight from sunny Geneva to cozy Lausanne) is - we now know - a highly versatile young man. As it was before with his great colleagues Matthew Herbert or Jamie Lidell he is an electro-engineer of sorts with his nose the bell of a tuba, or in select oriental folk songs or even in the backwoods of White Russia. From this truly comprehensive music-love there stands not only the more than a dozen releases from Freude Am Tanzen, Fenou or Mental Groove but also a real national-hymn band for his own operetta-nation Kadebostany together with headpiece, decoration and appropriate ballyhoo. However in spite of or even BECAUSE of this flight Kadebostan is and remains above all else: a great club night romantic with an affection for rigid house beats as well as out-of-the-ordinary arrangements, either as a live-act or as a DJ.
This talent he demonstrates on the new EP "Come back to me" impresses as he is together with his Geneva-based DJ colleague Laolu (with whom he has partnered on a few releases like "Salomé" on Fenou). This record is flat out great electronic artistry by and for aficionado's (and it also brings to the table not a little of the dance-sensibility). Here fat, quirky 90's electronic beats are showered over the dance surface, the roaring of electronic tigers (and DJ laughs), steams up the dancefloor; ahh yeah it's nice how the almost forgotten, quasi-nostalgic Detroit-synthies teams up with the most wonderful oriental distorted guitar in the world that directs your vision against the sunrise. This all on a simple, house EP. Yep, good dance music can complex and full-bodied to boot. Thanks, Kadebostan and Laolu!
A. The Tiger
A true monstrous, sweat and joy driven beast of a house track, almost a trip through history, but still fat and solid like it ain't nothing. To extreme fat, quirky 90's electronic beats mix in the underground, an amped tiger growls in the club and when everyone for the steamy movement rejoice, then it comes - when has that last been heard of in the house genre - a hefty distorted rock guitar. And still with a breath of oriental high-tempo sequences. Take a bow.
B1. Come Back to Me
For clear underground etheric house beats there is a mix of quirky electronic and teeny tempo shifts that season the whole, until the swinging jazz sample is set up. Short breaths, wonder at the sun rays and on and on we traverse with the electronic locomotive.
B2. No Sun
The second b-side shows a third, altogether different Kadebostan-Laolu facet: completely electronic, completely synthetic almost synthie-pop while the beats are not so bone-dry and self-ironic; and you also find the typical Kadebostan affinity for the fattest highpoint and oriental harmonies being carried.