Haus Am See
Peter Fox
October 17, 2008

Track list
  1. Alles Neu
  2. Kopf Verloren (Timo Maas Remix)
  3. Alles Neu (Rock Paper Scissor.mx)
  4. Haus Am See Video
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)
Vocals : 5 Backing : 5 Production : 5 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 3/4
After Germany's dancehall caballeros and music monks Seeed decided after their third album "Next" to take a break from recording and touring, one of their three vocalists Ear a.k.a. Appear a.k.a. Boundzound was the first one to release a solo single and the album "Boundzound" following his 2003 debut EP "Boundclub (EP)", now it's the band's mastermind and most prominent frontman Pierre Baigorry a.k.a. Enuff a.k.a. Peter Fox making his solo-debut with his album "Stadtaffe" (originally announced as "Hunde, Tauben, Stadtaffen"). But that isn't exactly the way it was conceived, as Peter Fox wasn't planning a solo album, but had developed the idea to record an album in the producer's seat with another vocalist. In fact, it had already been decided who'd contribute the vocals, Atlanta's former Goodie Mob member Cee-Lo Green, who appeared as guest vocalist on Seeed's "Aufstehn!" and who only had to finish 'a small project' that however turned out to be the chart topping 'odd couple' Gnarls Barkley with his partner Dangermouse. And thus Peter Fox finds himself delivering the vocals on his solo-project.

And after the enormous mainstream chart success of both the first single and the album in Germany, both entering the top 10 on release and staying there till now, the second single of "Stadtaffe" is this much slower and less danceable but outstanding "Haus Am See", one of the best tunes on an all killer-album. The dancefloor is however take care of with the more than 11 minutes running excellent "Kopf Verloren (Timo Maas Remix), completely deconstructing and reconstructing the song, with the beat starring in the first half of the tune before Peter Fox' vocals kick in after more than 5 minutes of hypnotic minimalism suddenly segueing into a much more dense arrangement. The third tune on this Maxi-CD is a brilliant dark dubstep "Alles Neu (Rock Paper Scissor.mx") of the album's lead-off single. The 2 remixes included more than justify buying this Maxi-CD even if you (as you should have) already bought the album "Stadtaffe". As a bonus you'll get the great "Haus Am See Video" as well, so just buy this Maxi-CD, it's brilliant.