Saturday, May 30, 2009

Uber lulu - Cycle


It’s not what I’ve expected. The tag said it’s a experimental darkambient kind of music, so I wanted something more like Aphex Twin than Jarre Jr., but maybe I just lifted my expectations too high. The arrangements on Cycle are limited to keyboards, and that’s the first disappointment. What’s more, compositions are not really convincing, I mean, there is nothing very sophisticated there, and sounds lay in the sphere of the basic bank-sound of midi equipment. Even the ambient samples at the begining of Reve d’evolution are pretty pre-packaged and what happens next is a cheerful amateurship.
Generally, it’s not a thing to publish, just some sort of not exactly sound music experiment.

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Friday, May 15, 2009

Error of Man - Cross It


I must say I pretty enjoyed it. The vocals are really melodic and they somewhat reminds me more of Pixies than some industrial band, which is a nice surprise. The riff is engaging, though simple, but that;s the way a riff should be. Drum section and overall arrangement is also correct. A recommendable piece, that's for sure.

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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Max Waves - Berlin. (herzlich willkommen)


I must say this is one of the most engaging ambient records I’ve heard for a long time. There is undoubtedly a Kraftwerk-inspiration in this record, always a good recommendation for me. The mood is extremely ambiental (a stupid thing to say, but it is ;-), with a very professionally arranged sounds and samples, creating sentimental and cold (but not hostile) atmosphere that neatly corresponds with album’s title and an overall concept behind it. As the mood of the record is similar and each piece is a part of whole it’s quite difficult to single out the best composition here, but I pretty enjoyed female (are they female?) voive samples from Bernauer Strasse, and I was also pretty impressed by Nordbahnhof, which is eight-minutes long, but not for a second boring!
In summary, I love the whole record. The sound, the cover, the idea, everything. It’s 10 out of 10 for me. Maybe there are hundreds of similar ambient records out there, but I don’t there. I truly enjoy this one.

Stay cool,


Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Springer & Karev - Pretend the Doorway


I liked the vocal and piano introduction (and outroduction ;-) to the song, and it sounded an old-school Dylan, Springsteen even acoustic way, so I must say, I pretty enjoyed it (even harmonica, which I don't particularly love). A composition is somewhat poorly recorded, but I think it's nonetheless recommendable.

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