It’s hard to believe, but Marco Freivogel and Ingo Gansera’s respectable techno project Exercise One has been around for a decade, quietly and continuously redefining what it means to be a live outfit operating within club music. Through the years, the pair have put out music on some of the most celebrated techno brands: Mobilee Records, Dumb Unit, Cocoon, Wagon Repair… Suffice to say, in case you followed reduced, immaculately sculpted techno at any point over the last decade, chances are you own a record of theirs. Of course , there’s always been something a little different about their own music, partly attributable to their religious alliance with the storied Kreuzberg DO-IT-YOURSELF scene (Freivogel’s formative years had been spent on the industrial and goth scene, Gansera can be found drumming for a Berlin punk band). Consequently, their own techno feels disarmingly alive and important, key characteristics which also guided the direction of their own label Local area network Muzic.
To mark their tenth anniversary, they’re liberating new album Tales of Ordinary Madness and a series of remix Eps featuring reworks simply by Deadbeat, Sigha, Anja Schneider, Ewan Pearson and more. In fact , it’s ten remixers for ten years performing, nine songs for nine years of releasing records. You can stream the whole thing in the current EB Premiere. Like what you listen to? There will be an album release party at Tresor on November 6th, for details hit up the Facebook event page.