When I first heard the music that the collaborative efforts of Adda Kaleh and Diego Herrera alias Suzanne Kraft brought to life, I was immediately smitten by it. During a car ride through Los Angeles soundtracked by new age music and Australian melancholics The Reels, „Breaking“ by AKSK fit in perfectly. The voice of Adda and the harmonies and groove of the music made it seem like a part of film score that could have worked in a John Hughes movie as well as in a Michael Mann one. The ear of the beholder.
Still, I cannot really remember, if it formed the concept for „Musik for Autobahns“ or just fit in perfectly (again!). It made it on that compilation for Rush Hour anyway and up until Public Possessions managed to extort another song from the elusive musical pairing, I gave up all hope to ever see them on a long-player together. That might partly be due to their physical separation with them living in different cities and countries, partly with their other projects and I guess partly just with the fabrics of time and the ongoing search for sonic perfection.
Anyway, almost seven years after they first met „Things We Do“ can finally be heard. An eight track long player that features the skills of The Coober Pedy University Band aka CPUB (Tornado Wallace and William Paxton) on dub duties for two songs and to complete the magical musical mysteries of AKSK and their unique print of crystalline chansons and pastels pop. Let me stop my love letter here and I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I do.