Classically trained musician Christopher Bleckmann (b. Bremen, Germany) and Hannes Wenner (b. Kassel, Germany) apparently met on the night shift at a video rental store in MÃ¼nster, and it would be tempting to identify their full-on take on techno as an attempt to create an aural equivalent of the blast and explosions of the most thrilling of shoot-em-ups via crunchy techno. Misc., however, say their intent is not violent: â€˜We always want to touch people. Some of the times the emotion in a track might be aggressive but destruction is nothing we like to transmitâ€™. Bleckmann and Wenner admit that it â€˜probably isnâ€™t coincidenceâ€™ that their first techno records were made after their relocation from MÃ¼nster to Cologne. The duo initially created their music on separate laptops before converging their ideas and though the division of labour is not strict, they admit that Bleckmann is the â€˜better technicianâ€™ and Wenner is the one â€˜doing the main arrangementsâ€™. After 2004â€™s appositely monikered Crunch Timeâ€™s â€˜grand attempt at maximizing technoâ€™s euphoric potentialâ€™, the poetically-named and less aggressive Like Morning In Your Eyes was an attempt to include a broader range of emotions alongside the duoâ€™s own brand of rave euphoria. Each of their albums, however, ranks among the finest to have emanated from the eerily productive techno city of Cologne. Bleckmann/Wenner also record as Monophace (drum â€™nâ€™ bass for the Precision and Krush Grooves labels), Van Delta (electronic music), Niederflur (funky minimal techno on Richie Hawtinâ€™s M-nus imprint), and Clubsessel (ambient). In 2005, they were notably commissioned to remix Depeche Modeâ€™s â€˜Preciousâ€™.Portions of Content Provided by Rovi Corporation.
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