Listen: Robot Koch & Curtain Blue Collaboration
14 November 2014
It’s been so hard to keep quiet about this.
We’re thrilled to finally announce that Vital artist Curtain Blue has collaborated with German electronic musician Robot Koch on his forthcoming EP 'TSUKI'. The producer just released the first of two tracks created with Delhi based Abhishek Bhatia, called ‘Let Me’ and it’s a beauty.
It all started last year at Magnetic Fields Festival in Rajasthan when Robot Koch (who was headlining the festival as part of a collaboration with the Goethe Institut initiative Border Movement) saw the young Delhi based producer perform - “I really liked this guy called Curtain Blue, who’s somewhere between Apparat and Jon Hopkins, a bit sound track-y, melancholic but really detailed production.”
Attention to detail and impeccable production are evident in ‘Let Me’, the impressive first track off the EP. Featuring vocals by Born In Flamez, the single is immaculately paced and incredibly dense without losing its sense of melody – each element serves a purpose. Odd, textured beats, typical of Curtain Blue, are layered over synth, piano, static and haunting vocal snippets. ‘Let Me’ is complex, intense and produced to perfection.
We’re excited for TSUKI – Robot Koch has already established himself in an international arena but it’s not often that a young producer from Delhi gets the chance to be a part of it, particularly on the back of one live performance and a meagre selection of tracks on SoundCloud. Bhatia’s bravely venturing into that weird, wonderful territory in electronica where no Indian producer has really aimed to go to before. We’re looking forward to what the future has to offer.
TSUKI will be Robot Koch’s debut release for Modeselektor’s label - Monkeytown. Do yourselves a favour and listen to ‘Let Me’ below. Follow Curtain Blue on SoundCloud and Facebook for more, and Robot Koch for updates about the EP.
Words: Diya Gupta