As "Tribal Kraut Dub" the Bureau-B label praises Sølyst's new album and hits the nail on the head with it. With "Lead", his second album under the pseudonym Sølyst, Kreidler drummer Thomas Klein has succeeded in creating a symbiosis of simple grooves and muffled sounds that inspires with its seemingly simple ingredients. At first it is believed that only stoic drum rhythms and minimal bass lines meet here. But this combination alone provides clarity, elegance, dark atmospheres and above all hypnotic effects. This often seems spontaneous and unconcerned. It breathes the spirit of the early seventies Krautrock. But that's not all: electronic sounds and sequencers form another dimension in the background, sneak into attention with hints of melodies and increase the effectiveness of the grooves. Although Sølyst occasionally lacks variety, this is of little consequence given the hypnotic effects. It can be a bit more monotonous for more than 40 minutes despite changing moods.
Top track: Pierbourg