somebody's watching me

by nemecek

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Next in the excellent-designed series of Norbu special-octal-guest star producer-extravaganza releases comes from Jan Nemecek. Hailing from our hometown of Belgrade, Serbia, he is most known for his excellent releases for Traffica label and some wicked releases under his Kalope moniker.

The tale of 50s style detective paranoia starts with the original version of somebody’s watching me that tells the whole story in an almost funky way. Percussing throughout the dark alleys of mad keyboard playing skills, main groove, enhanced with some exquisite spatial resonating plucked marimba-kalimba work, spreads outburst of raw power on the dancefloor.

Baden-Baden rework as one should expect is all about the nonintrusive variations on the micro level of the feel. Many will disagree, but this edit perfectly calms every of the many anxieties brought by the original version, only to prepare us for the mind-blowing ambient version.

The last beatless edit of this track is perfect example of Jan’s earlier work. As you should expect from someone that made his musical breakthrough in the ambient waters years ago, there is no compromise in this track arrangement. The sound treatment and space sculpting perfectly sits with the way that this track slowly builds, manipulating all the motives from the original.


released February 20, 2009





Norbu Serbia

Hello, my name is Norbu and I’m a label founded by Jan Nemecek and Danilo Tomic.
I’m 9 years old, but I still feel really young. Sometimes I feel neglected and sometimes I feel overwhelmed by attention.
When nobody is here I listen to all the tracks and dance.
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