Release Date: Jun 25, 2013
Record label: Monkeytown
Genre(s): Electronic, House, Electronica, Techno, Pop/Rock, Experimental Techno
Though he's been making music since the '90s, Enthusiast is only Siriusmo's second album. He spent much of his career releasing singles and EPs (many of which were collected in the entertaining comp Pearls & Embarrassments) and his focus on short-form releases even trickled down to his first full-length, the unapologetically fragmented and aptly named Mosaik. Enthusiast's title also offers truth in advertising: while it offers a somewhat more coherent listening experience than Siriusmo's debut album, the focus is still on what has made his music distinctive and engaging from the beginning: the joy that he has in making it.
In their documentary We Are Modeselektor, the Berlin duo explain that they essentially set up Monkeytown to release music by Moritz Friedrich, AKA Siriusmo. Generous facilitators of other people's talent, Modeselektor talk up their mate as an unsung genius. This might bemuse those who have followed his career thus far. Siriusmo's scattergun output, even on the albums Mosaik and Diskoding, has been pretty bewildering: rampantly eclectic, and, despite its flashes of brilliance, often coming off a bit undercooked.