Bufiman / Tim Schumacher ‎– Manifest#003


A five-track slab of wax lands from Dusseldorf-based imprint Verein Freier Menschen und Musik, a Terpsiton sublabel devoted to some seriously robust underground house music.

Jan Schulte (under his Bufiman guise) provides the first two tracks, opening with acid bass chugger ‘Bufi to Body’, a hunk of mechanical analogue house. But without a doubt the EP’s money shot is ‘Fantasy’, a magnificent tribal beast that unfurls hefty bass drums, hollow percussion, a host of peculiar squarking noises, and a marimba-like melody that drops you straight into the tropical jungle.

On the flip, Tim Schumacher (not to be confused with techno don Thomas Schumacher) can’t quite live up to the sheer brilliance of Bufiman’s ‘Fantasy’, but offers up three heavy, determined chunks of Chicago-leaning analogue. ‘Velez was Fresh’ continues the rhythmic tribal theme, and is another highlight here, spreading rattled, metallic percussion over bumping 80’s bass; whilst the rambling ‘Session Victim’ goes out-and-out oddball with tinkling bells and scuzzy mumblings.

Verein Freier Menschen und Musik | Released: February

A1 Bufiman – Bufi To Body
A2 Bufiman – Fantasy
B1 Tim Schumacher – Fijn Hus
B2 Tim Schumacher – Velez Was Fresh
B3 Tim Schumacher – Session Victim (Dadaistic Edit)

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