Bochum duo IMPULSE present us here with their second album. IMPULSE have progressed surely and steadily since their debut LP "1-6-4-1-7" and their "Wall Of Pressure" EP. On "With a lot of music and all songs" they serve us up a smooth balance of groovy instrumentals and vocal tracks verging on a poppiness virtually unknown in Germany.
IMPULSE’s story began in Bochum in 1996 when Mart and Sven Staudt met up for their first recordings. Their well-tuned electro tracks soon guaranteed them a rave response, followed by the debut album "1-6-4-1-7" on !K7, their first German label release which was showered with glowing reviews both home and abroad. The "Wall Of Pressure" EP (with remixes of Autechre and Ersatz Audio) followed hot on its tail, consolidating their reputation as top talents. Even hardened cynics had to be convinced by the Dodge label, run by Mart in tandem with IMPULSE, rapidly pathing the way for live appearances (including Roskilde).
The title of "With a lot of music and all songs", their long-awaited new album can certainly be interpreted as the musical programme. Dub, downtempo, funk, electro and pop melt into one, with the track "Sometimes I’m High" featuring as the obvious hit. From an instrumental electro outfit to an abstract pop band this album puts IMPULSE unequivocally on the fast track.