Instrumental Inspiration

Edition #6 features Sensu, Schiller, Elder Island, AMARA ctk100, and Christian Löffler.

Instrumental Inspiration
Swiss producer Sensu. Photo: Jen Ries

In line with the Weekly5 values, I’ve to apologize for two mistakes in the last issue:

First, I wrote that FINE. was an artist from Geneva. This is incorrect; she is actually from Germany. Secondly, I wrongly wrote Le Femme instead of La Femme in the song description.

The mistakes have been corrected in the online version but communicating them transparently to you is equally important.

Moving on, I welcome the new subscribers to Weekly5. I hope you’ll find new music and artists you like. Check out the previously featured songs on Spotify.

So without further ado, let’s dive into this selection:

Sensu – Drawn

Everything but the usual can be expected from the Swiss producer Sensu. Drawn, her latest single, makes no exception but builds further on her reputation as an extraordinary artist.

Sensu’s variety spans from hip-hop-inspired tracks like Outspoken to bass-driven electronica, as demonstrated in Escape. The new track definitely belongs to the latter.

Drawn is an instrumental work that defies conventionalism. The complex structure and intricate rhythm make this single edgy and fascinating.

Schiller & Alphaville – Summer in Berlin

Summer in Berlin had a difficult standing on Alphaville’s 1984 album Forever Young next to the namesake hit and the unforgotten Big In Japan. But there was Christopher von Deylen, a teenager who absorbed the song.

Today, von Deylen is known as Schiller. “Back then, ‘Berlin’ sounded like the ultimate wanderlust to me,” he explains. The rework of the Alphaville song is the heart of a new Schiller album.

Adding the well-known Schiller sound, Summer in Berlin transpires to a contemporary electronic masterpiece without losing the unique 80s feeling.