Faded Ranger / Be On The Lookout
'Be On The Lookout' is the debut single by Faded Ranger aka Nick Maurer and Neville Attree. The two relocated from Chicago and London to the cosy idyll of Heidelberg, Germany and are currently finishing their first album 'Mechanical Tonight'.
By chance, they hook up while DJing in the tranquil surroundings of Heidelberg where, somewhat starved of home comforts, hanging out in the studio becomes the only logical thing to do. Results are immediate with every session producing ideas of scope and substance. The collaboration becomes a melting pot for their musical and cultural influences, producing a refreshingly unselfconscious collection of songs that encompass a variety of electronic genres.
The chemistry is potent; Maurer's gift for bite-size storytelling, laced with innuendo and slow burning wit, make his vocal stylings the perfect foil for Attree's intricate, melodic arrangements. Found-sound ambience, dusty samples and infectious hook lines flicker and brood while the dynamic beats and rhythms ensure the tunes gravitate towards the dance floor without sacrificing the music’s distinctive crossover appeal.
'Be On The Lookout' is the hypnotizing album-opener and appears in an extended club-friendly 'Re-Think' version alongside the original and the instrumental version.