Hailing from Berlin our newest emissary is Conrad Schulze, aka Coss. While he may be a young face in the canon that is Berlin nightlife, his debut EP, Nightbells (LESS/012), embodies a quality pre-dating that of modern culture. Schooled on a healthy dose of Fleetwood Mac and Marvin Gaye, his first exposure to electronic music was cut with equal parts Aphex Twin and Sascha Funke. This revelation pushed Coss to make the jump from playing guitar in an indie rock band to crafting music that blends dance floor sensibility and folk nostalgia.
A Une Passante (To a Passerby), a nod to the 19th century French poem by Charles Baudelaire, breathes to life with its undulating strings and terse piano chords. All the while, a warm chugging bass lies gracefully with daydream inducing vocals.
Unacid slowly rises with its subtle strings and soft sounds of grandmother tinkering with the afternoon tea. Once the kick drum comes in the track propels itself against the fray of reverberating piano keys, eliciting a foreboding tension.
Unlike its predecessors, Letter M seems more grounded in modern production elements while still retaining that ethereal quality. MOL resident scapegoat, Craig Sopo, stamps his own style on Letter M(odified) by upping the tempo and percussion. Initially drawing on the palette of higher range synths, he bends the remix into a dark and brooding tech house jam.
released September 6, 2011
Written & Produced by Conrad Schulze
C & P More Or Less, LLC
More Or Less is a Baltimore based electronic music label with influences ranging from Detroit Techno and Deep House to
German Minimal and Disco. Our roster started local until spreading to reach both coasts of the US and all the way into Berlin.