Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Electronic, Krautrock | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 162 / 7-8-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 8.5/10 | Label: Manikin | Autor: WS

"Analog Overdose" is going into its fifth round. Manikin label boss Mario Schönwälder once again joins forces with Thomas Fanger. This time, however, with Lutz Graf-Ulbrich, they have another guest with them who is best known as Lüül from Krautrock days at Agitation Free and Ash Ra Temple. And so the first piece of "Ringbahn" with its spherical guitar wafts over much more herbaceously than on earlier "Analog Overdose" recordings. The cool rhythm is nevertheless connectable to modern Goa and Mellotron clouds remind of early Tangerine Dream works. The twelve-minute "ghost station" is then, as the title already says, a ghostly piece of somnambulistic electronic nightmare with a lot of ambient sound. Other tracks like "Wannsee" balance the tension with airier, more relaxed sounds; then the guitar may swing loungig. "West-Tangente" manages the balancing act between "Berlin School" and relaxed Michael-Rother guitar. The metrically exact "central airport" then sounds like new! A 22-minute playful longtrack concludes this wonderful tour through the electronic Kraut cosmos.

Top Track: Ghost Station

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