When Closer Musik disclosed their breakup in 2003, there was a big consternation. What they showed with their album „After Love“ (KOM 55/CD 16), was nothing less than a groundbreaking masterpiece of minimal music, that hasn´t lost of any fascination till this day. Classics like „1, 2, 3...no gravity“, „You don´t know me“ or „Maria“ added a human warmth to techno, that you only knew from Jazz and Soul. They´re still amongst the most played on KOMPAKT. Closer Musik have delighted many people. We are very happy to start 2005 with the comeback of both members of Closer Musik. At hand we have Dirk Leyers „Wellen EP“, Matias Aguayo will follow with his sensual interpretations of Michael Mayer´s „Lovefood“. The „Wellen EP“ appears in the classic KOMPAKT-format with three tracks, twice with bassdrum, once without. The title track impresses with a bassline that could displace mountains and drops the bleeps on the thankful soul. Out of every beat creeps out a nice melancholy, that in the morning, turns your disco into a church. By now a classic... The B2 position occupies a traditionally ambient scheme, that sounds like Billie Holiday without Billie Holiday. So nice you could lay in and culturally of high quality, if we can say so. „New serious one“ is with its 12 minutes an epos of a track, that is consequently building up tension till the end and is activating that Closer Musik - typical prickling in the stomache. That´s 'Film Noir' for the club use. Welcome back, Dirk Leyers.