Comfort Fit - Museum Review
lift magazine stuttgart [12/2001]
mhz, jenes label mit den etwas schwerer zugaenglichen tontraeger-produkten, hat sich jetzt auch dem hiphop angenommen - oder auch nicht. denn comfort.fit, so der projektname mit dem neusten album auf dem label, entfaltet hier und da mal einen hiphop-beat - schlaegt jedoch, just in dem augenblick, in dem ein song struktur gewinnt, sofort die entgegengesetzten richtung ein - und das hat ueberraschende folgen. erstaunlich, dass ein 18-jaehriger diesen steinigen weg nimmt. waehrend seine altersgenossen mit ketten umhaengt sich dem hiphopgewordenen wohlklang ergeben, samplet der fruehreife comfort.fit alias boris mezga aus reutlingen anspruchsvoll vor sich hin, zitiert jazziges und erfindet vertrackte rhythmen, die sich quer stellen. dazu kommt ganz cool: boris mezgas debuet "museum" wird durch hoerspielartige uebergaenge zusammengehalten.

datababes.de [02/2002]
comfort.fit aus reutlingen, bislang bekannt durch einen track auf der mhz delta tape-compilation (tip!), starten hier nun auf dem selben label mit einem album in voller cd-länge durch. wer auf experimentelle hip hop beats und klangkollagen steht, für den dürfte diese cd hier genau das richtige sein. schon der erste track nach dem intro kommt düster und vertrackt daher, mit stimmfetzen und anderen samples, zurückhaltend im tempo und abwechslungsreich in der beatprogrammierung. in diesem stil geht es dann auch weiter, die beats stets vertrackt und fesselnd, begleitet von moody samples, teils auch von schweren, drückenden flächen und treibenden bässen. oft geben gesamplete akustische instrumente den tracks einen angenehm warmen, jazzigen klang, bei einem der tracks wurden auch gitarren eingespielt. ebenso interessant sind einige völlig auf beats verzichtende klangkollagen, auch oft mit packenden samples und stimmungsvollen soundteppichen. auf jeden fall ein album zum genauen zuhören, bei dem es haufenweise interessante details zu entdecken gibt. auf jeden fall die homepage anschauen, hat definitiv style!

recycleyourears.com [03/2002]
a dark green cover with a metallic text is on the cover of the latest release of klangstabil's highly industrial label megahertz. i was therefore not prepared at all to find in "museum" a collection of poppy, jazz influenced hip hop. with their light atmospheres, its broken rhythms and smooth rap vocals, comfort fit could hardly be more different from klangstabil. and still, here is a cd that i have been playing on repeat ever since i got it, and that will probably stay in my cd player for a long while. imagine all these recent poppy techno bands getting suddently the hang of voice sampling, or beefcake getting rid of the fast drum'n'bass elements, replaced by well synthesized dancey techno, the whole thing marinating in hip hop, and you might get an idea of what "museum" is about. this cd is an addictive thing, that keeps on changing, even though it keeps some basic elements for the whole hour, like the tongue in cheek samples and the clear, jazzy atmosphere. the whole thing goes rather fast, but never gets violent, and has a strong "intelligent techno" feeling, lying in the talent with which comfort fit combine their breakbeats, samples and melodies. "museum" lasts for an hour, but it changes so much in its rhythms and tones (probably due to the fact that both members write their track alone) that it feels like a very short cd, always capturing your attention and bringing you new sounds, sometimes really hip hop, sometimes really techno. all in all, the whole disc is really accessible and far poppier than "industrial", comfort fit setting themselves free of whatever rules one could expect them to follow, and sign here an album that is both original and extremely enjoyable. concluding with a sample from the cd, "that's a catch".

ouk [04/2002]
eineinhalb jahre haben die schüler boris mezga und fabian schivre an ihrem debut-album gearbeitet und das ergebnis sind hochwertig produzierte broken beats in bester ninja tune tradition. hauptsächlich instrumental-hiphop und nujazz, mit einflüssen aus allen stilrichtungen steht für einen musikalischen reifeprozeß, an dessen anfang noch lokale dj-erfolge im advanced-techno-bereich standen. vielleicht rührt daher auch die klangliche vielfalt, die diesen longplayer auszeichnet. megahertz ist und bleibt ein wegweiser der anspruchsvollen elektronischen musik, wofür auch die weltweit wachsende fangemeinde beweis erbringt. schade nur, daß museum nicht auf vinyl gepresst wurde... ][ motik

kultura extra [04/2002]
manchmal sind die überraschungen groß, ja sogar gewaltig, wenn man eine neue cd in den player schiebt. eine solche kommt vom reutlinger label megahertz (siehe bericht: klangstabil), das jüngst die cd "museum" (mhz) des gerade mal 18 jährigen boris mezga alias comfort.fit herausgebracht hat. erstaunlich in welche klangwelten uns mezga da entführt. die platte weckt zu beginn erinnerungen an ein typisches machwerk aus dem hause ninja tune, klingt wie von dj food, funki porcini oder amon tobin, entwickelt dann aber neben diesen schwerfälligen hip-hop verwandten beats einen unerwarteten reichtum an facetten und wendungen ohne vom straighten pfad ins beliebige abzugleiten. comfort.fit bedient sich beim jazz und funk, mischt technoide passagen in seine kompositionen, spielt mit easy-listening und bringt hörspielartige intermezzi. museum wird lange nicht langweilig, dafür gibt es einfach viel zu viel zu entdecken. wenn jemand mit 18 jahren schon soviel musikalischen background und verständnis mitbringt, was haben wir da in zukunft noch für veröffentlichungen zu erwarten!? da museum kaum in jedem plattenladen um die ecke zu haben sein dürfte, sei hier der weg des mailorders über www.megahertz.org erwähnt. portozahlen lohnt sich!

remoteinduction [08/2002]
museum is a curious release from the mhz label, a label particularly known for the work of klangstabil as the german duo are responsible for the label. when not releasing klangstabil, the sound of mhz has a tendency to range from stripped, raw techno to harsh analogue electronics; normally within the space of one release. with that the work of comfort fit is considerably mellower, the hip-hop influence to museum being evident from the start to any who cares to give it a listen. but museum is clearly more than a hip- hop release, though the beats and occasional mc vocals are there, along with those there is a sense of mellowness that at times gives the album more of a lounge feel. laid back smoothness that seems to have a certain keeping with the themes of dating/relationships that seem to keep coming up in the form of vocal samples that the band mix in at regular intervals. not only do the samples suggest this theme, but they go further to suggest that they are all probably provided with the environment of new york as a back drop - perhaps coincidence and perhaps just my perception. en trance starts the album with a swirling build that leads to slow bass notes, brushes and a child's voice. the backing to this short piece some how summing up museum. skeptisch flares from en trance with a combination of a hip-hop and dub feel. crackling over low bass and snapping snare. laid back, thick with a buzzing and punctuated by little mc clips, while piano notes are periodic and teasing. there is a sense of covering the distance between hip-hop rhythms and dub scapes, the result being a stripped vibrancy. another short piece called reset plays with sitcom soundtrack and singleton dialogue. while der zeitraum follows with its own announcer and a clear lounge chill, stepping up with melody and percussion flowing together. the melody is low and harmonic, with a certain thematic repetition and progression. the beats are steady and to the fore, rattling and heavy. a brief burst of trumpet and passing wind lead to littered beats and a metallic edged cowbell patterning. lounge jazz with contemporary dub filters and vibrancy being used. smooth flutter leads into regenwasser staut sich nicht, key notes and a crackle playing against wobbled tap beats. sparse low notes with a drone vibe dappled by percussion. filtered chimes hum and hiss with more singleton dialogue in practise avoiding mistakes - man seeks woman - trigger deep beats. a little horn maintains the overall vibe, comfort fit working with twitches, cuts, bleeps and samples to create this contemporary retro urban idea. affected vocal sample are wet and slow in nyc singles pt.1 - becoming a plummeting bass impression with electric signal chatter. tatort zukunft follows with more of the hip hop beats and mc presence, contrasted by droning slow voices and the backing of deep reveberant bass hums. mauern und schalen und beweglickeit trips out from tatort zukunft, with repeating chime strokes, thick beat work and a seesaw chime vibrancy. slow hip hop pacing is evident with a piano playing a clear melody into that, triggering a change in pace/mood. wistful, deeper and more progressive with this turn. amateur keyboard melodies play with a certain jaunty manner in sinnflut - getting into a whirl , before plunging into bass depths, patterned by vocal strokes and consistent tapping. kaltes bett features more urban lounge impressions, dominated by layered percussion against descriptive piano work. tinkled ivories rise with sturdy bass and a hi hat track. progressing to a point where it is filtered through delays and set to wander. crackles and thumps are amplified actions in 122 bilder pro minute, tick tock timings joining in with a low hum which picks up bobbing melody and percussion. after a couple of minutes it kicks into looping percussion and a woman telling her friend about a date from hell. which leads to nyc singles pt.2 and its fat melody, which rolls out with a sluggish harmonic vibrancy and another vocal stream coming up through that. this time echoing and layering at periodic moments in spaced moments. a more reflective melody comes up in menschen und andere pflanzen, tinged with horn and patterned by a steady stroke-tap-stroke percussion. again this piece is in laid back territory, chilled as the trumpet calls out, enrichening the melodic layers. squelchy bass sounds play with hip- hop beat, flashe bitte vor dem schutteln offnen forming a wavering, layered thing. horn strokes and string calls playing with chimes, which chatter absently. which resolves into the low bass of the last track, zeit ist honig, filled with sluggish, indecipherable voices. bass throbs in strokes and there is a little crackled sound which sweeps through. there is a strangely ritualistic dark ambient sense that develops, contrasting with much of the album, as it is complimented by the layering of whispered voices. a singing voice comes up, high and with middle eastern tones, which contrasts in itself the feeling of ambiance, the string sounds which come up backing up that feel.

tongues of destruction [05/2005]
museum? okay you can associate this album with a museum of modern art: minimal, experimental and different in every direction. minimal hip-hop-electro beats are meeting with click’n’cuts electronic mixed with interesting samples and nice effects are a good description for this 16 song cd-album. idm and dub, hip-hop and noise…mixed, cut, sampled in a way that is surprising and new. often your hear jazz-influences, giving the songs a nice warm feeling. call it cyborg-downbeat or something you want. you have to listen to conquer all the details of the tracks.all minimal-electronic/idm nerds should check it out.