Matthias Zimmermann "Paul"
Wiesbaden up-and-comer Matthias Zimmermann is back today with his sophomore EP, Botanica Dub, for Sound Pellegrino. Though still a relatively unknown name in the grand scheme of electronic music, the producer has already garnered support from the likes of Hudson Mohawke, Martyn, Joakim, Modeselektor, and more. "Paul," the first track off of Zimmerman's new record, picks up right where his Isla Dub EP left off. Though the pre-historically heavy and percussive "Luther" might have been the most popular cut from that release, Zimmermann's production work is also noteworthy because of his thick, melodic synthesizers, which are here in full effect. Beginning with a faint chant and a hypnotic piano riff, "Paul" evolves into an indefinable sound that sits between the artist's hard-edged and lush tendencies, as it's laced with intricate, tribal percussion and golden-age house vibes.