The mandarin dream machine is still running like clockwork. There are two new releases from Froese & Co. Finnegan's Wake continues the series of "Sonic Poems". After Edgar Alan Poe and Gustav Meyrink, it is now the turn of probably the greatest Irish writer, James Joyce. His most linguistically complex work is translated into audible language. As the booklet explains, the novel only makes sense if it is read aloud and the speech melodies can be decoded. Musically TD go back here partly into their heyday, the Siebzieger. And so you can find a quote from "Ricochet Part 2" in "Ressurection By The Spirit". A really dynamic album, on which also the TD-typical distorted electric guitar doesn't come too short. The double CD Knights Of Asheville was recorded at the famous Moogfest, the biggest electronics festival in honor of Bob Moogs, and contains compositions from the last decade. Long-time fans should have a special pleasure in living versions of "Stratosfear" and "Cloudburst Flight". The quite pop bonus track "View From A Distant Star" couldn't be played at the festival anymore due to lack of time.
Top track: Ressurection By The Spirit (Finnegan's Wake); Stratosfear '95 (Knights Of Asheville)