Nov 1, 2007
Inspired by the mechanical cadence of Cologne's subway system, Christopher Bleckmann and Hannes Wenner (a.k.a. NIEDERFLUR) probe the depths of the underground transit system with MiniDisc recorders in hand. The duo name each of their tracks after stations on the subway line and sample everything from the pulsing rhythms of the trains to the disembodied recordings announcing the passengers' whereabouts. With their new source materials, Niederflur (German for low-floor tram) turn the esoteric sounds of the subway into some of the most innovative music in minimal techno today.