With Rennen meaning “to run” in German, it comes as no surprise that Sohn’s music is sometimes pressing (Hard Liquor) and hypnotic (Falling) even though as a whole the album is more enchanting ballad with its organic and aquatic sonic textures (Dead Wrong, Signal). With Harbour, Christopher Taylor’s solitude appears to have taken refuge in a cavern of under-ground lakes where the echo of his voice resonates right up to the crazy instrumental finale. “I wanted the album to express a sense of movement. At the time I was in a constant race: the tour, my move from Vienna to Los Angeles, my marriage, the birth of my first child…” This movement ends up forming a musical river with a fluid beauty that reminds us of sublime compositions by Ravel and Debussy. “They’re very important references for me. They’re among the musicians behind the music of today. A Ravel string concerto has the same sense of rhythm as contemporary rap.”
His incandescent lyricism re-enchants a very Germanic minimal-techno.