Ad'Absurdum have been working in the Swiss underground since 1991 and have since released a handful of albums on the band's own label Acoustic Desaster Records, but so far they have been denied the attention they deserve. This could now change to "time-shifted". The quartet from Biel has produced its most accessible album to date. However, the experimental New Artrock character of the earlier works has been preserved here: Suddenly interspersed voice samples or a cacophony of atonal piano notes are just two examples of Ad'Absurdum's exciting excursions into the avant-garde. "Atomonoton" is reminiscent of the rattling rhythms of some Tom Waits songs and intersperses space sounds. "Phosphor" comes with an indie rhythm guitar, while in "Deep #2" dreamy organ chords give the brittle guitars a floating base. "Sunshine Baby offers Krautrock with a wink. "Territor" surprises as a mixture of Acidfolk and Pink Floyd's "More" with a wonderful organ. The album is varied, homogeneous and contemporary, despite its title.
Top Track: Territory