New music and groove – does it work and does it exist? Musical crossover artist Ketan Bhatti thinks so. On “Nodding Terms” he melds contemporary chamber music with current club music. To this end, the composer, drummer and producer invited the German-Icelandic Ensemble Adapter into his studio and involved his studio neighbours Paul Frick and Jan Brauer from Brandt Brauer Frick in the production process. The musicians all studied classical instruments and know about pop. So acoustic traces become electronic tracks in a wondrous way. Dry grooves ow into iridescent shimmering ensemble sounds. The borders between genres and styles blur and dissolve. This is music which without fail makes the listener nod along – as per the album title. Not just because of its beat, but because it’s clever, too.