The art of the bass drum: A simple hit that can consist of hundreds of parameters. Dry or with a lot of thump or reverberation. Attack, delay, there is an undreamt-of width in the lower frequency range.
The kick is the pulse of techno. Smilla is a master at pulsing. The kick in “Flight Number” (the second single from the new album “Shift Sequence“) develops very carefully.

Hardly noticeable, brighter beats and sounds are initially hidden behind the bass drum. Then suddenly they stand out more and more clearly and lighter and wash around the beat. This creates this unique pull in Smilla‘s music, which makes “Flight Number” such an ingenious number.

After a few streaming gigs, Sascha Müller retired to his studio in mid-2020 and posts up to 60 seconds long video clips in black and white images, rarely in color, of the production of his new tracks every month. Most recently, a new photo session also announced in black and white that the release of his new album “Shift Sequence” shouldn’t be too far away. The cover of the album confirms the black and white impression. A color explosion reduced into thousands of gray values.

Those who sorely missed Smilla as a DJ during the lockdown during the last few months could regularly find out more about their musical activities during Corona on Facebook.

Shift Sequence” is a wonderful metaphor for Smilla‘s new music. The first track of the same name on the album rocks to working temperature with a bass drum. The first team took over the shift until dawn. It simmers on the surface until the suction slowly sets in, in a gloomy depth of the night shift.

Smilla - Flight Number (Harthouse) | Album Teaser

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