The Frankfurt based producer Gabriel Le Mar presents with short stories his fourth solo album...
... on spirit zone recordings. Being internationally known for his involvement in groundbreaking projects such as the Saafi Brothers, Aural Float, Supercruizer and Serious Dropout, Gabriel LE MAR received wide acclaim for his genre crossing dub to downbeat productions. Packed with 10 jamming tunes, Short Stories consists of a balanced mix of 5 Techno dance and 5 Ambient to Electro tracks.
Beginning with FFM (Beach Dub) along with acoustic guitars and dubby beats, the soundscape rises into multi-layered percussion and lavish breaks in Hope. Full flight takes off with the first of three techno stompers (Steppin'), energetic and funkee in essence - just as Gabriel LE MAR deejay sets. The journey continues with ATX's spacey elektro beats, highly strung sitars and an abundance of synths and sound effects. The theme carries over into May, an eclectic acid elektro grinder. Being wicked to the groove Legalizer and Burnin' wind up the pace with a techno beat before Voxs provides the eastern Ambient outro to Gabriel LE MAR's latest album.
The techno roots of his home town lend themselves directly to Gabriel LE MAR's fusion of chill out and dance music styles. From this home base he has made wide ranging contacts as a remix artist as well, having produced for the likes of Anne Clark, Sven VAeTH, C.K.B. feat. BOB MARley and DIE Fantastischen Vier and others. On 'Short Stories' the selected tracks form a progressive journey through electro breaks, dance beats and magnetising instrumental atmospheres.
As a DJ and producer Gabriel LE MAR seeks to integrate inspiring moments from his travels and live appearances into his music. Combined with a passion for dub and trip hop, the rhythmic roots in his sound are hard to ignore and crosses the definitions between dance and listening music.