Sometimes the online world reveals unsuspected parallel dimensions. This is an unknown restyle of Neural independently (and secretly as we never knew about it) made by NY-based Motion and Graphic Designer, Clarke Blackham. Very nicely made, perhaps only a bit glossier for the magazine’s line, it testifies once more how even your most familiar outcomes can have another life somewhere else.
CD – Staubgold
Klagwart duo (Markus Detmer and Timo Reuber) is based on both Cologne and Berlin. The two members are extremely balanced in using new combinations obtained from a well acquire catalog of sounds. It’s a neverending work in progress, culminating here in ‘Stadtlandfluss’, an album produced after eight years of painstaking research, accumulating energies and ideas carefully settled in so many live concerts. The long suite draws an extraordinarily simple aural roadmap. Nonetheless it’s very effective as well (only imaginarily divided into seven tracks), unraveled in an amusing progression. It starts with micro-emergencies, loops, drones and quiet tonal electronica. All these elements are increasingly boosted reaching at its peak a twisted and penetrating aural fullness. There are echos during the execution, reminding the kraut rock’s typical cosmic moods (“Hamanamah”) and the classic music also (using different samples), together with radio-recorded voices and other unclear but fascinating interflowing elements.