@@@ Brant Brauer Frick: Echo (Because, 2019) Experimental techno out of Germany off this week’s All Music notable release email. Out of the gate it’s a different sort of techno with an absence of unt-tss beats and a more organic feel to the track. It uses acoustics sounds and edits them into an electronic music context with medium strong classical urges. The second tune, Chamber 1, brings in the cello but it’s a brief flavor track. The third tune, Decades, shows how difficult it is to blend electronic music and classical music and not have it turn into a bit of a New Age candy cotton thing. I give respect for switching up from standard beats but the overall vibe ends up a bit drained of anything small and mundane.
@@@ Tengger: Spiritual 2 (Beyond Beyond is Beyond, 2019) Another electronic biscuit off the All Music notable release email. Here we have a slightly different palette of sounds with classic drum machine sounds with a lot of oscillating drone sounds on top thereby giving the proceedings a more industrial feel. After establishing a pumping rhythmic vibe we get some angel choir voices and more melodic development. I like it okay. The second tune, See, retains the same basic formula including the angel choir which I find unfortunate. I dig the cominbation of the lo fi sounding beats with the otherworld voices but it’s not jump up and down material for me. Check it for yourself and I want to jump up and down. Tim Hecker’s last record, Konoyo, is jump up and down material for me.
YTD recordings listened to: 296
Good music, not list worthy: 176
Not good music: 103
Honorable Mentions: 0
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