Tender Games ‘In A Mess’
A1) In A Mess (Original Mix)
A2) In A Mess (Dale Howard Remix)
B1) In A Mess (Kasper Bjørk Rework)
Release date: 23/05/14
After announcing themselves to the world in late 2013 with the ‘Plastic Surgery’ EP, the Berliner duo return to Suol for their second outing, having now announced their real identities as being Marlon Hoffstadt & HRRSN. Once again showcasing their deep, harmonious yet accessible sound, this release is the first to be taken from their debut LP dropping later in June.
Those who enjoyed ‘Plastic Surgery’ will feel right at home here, with its familiarly haunting vocal performance and twinkling, lustrous chords. The song progresses with a subtle, warm bassline and Rhodes piano, whilst halfstep drum patterns which give the tune a pleasant spacious lope, allowing plenty of room to let the harmonies shine through.
Kasper Bjørke’s propulsive rework wisely leaves the song structure largely untouched, opting instead to knead it out to twice its original length and underpin it with a buoyant 4x4 drum pattern. Dale Howard takes the exact opposite route, stripping the track of any melodic glossiness, and replacing it with one of his trademark thunderous basslines and raw drums that’ll go down a storm on the dancefloor.