Hauschka are back with their latest twinkle tastic album on Fat Cat entitled 'Ferndorf'. Immediately I can hear bits of Yann Tiersen in there. In fact if you're familiar with the Goodbye Lenin soundtrack there's definitely some washes of that in here.Very moving neo-classical sounding gear with a bouncy cheeky feel to it... almost playful in fact. It conjuring up images of loads of old wooden and metal toys coming to life and playing with each other. Metal soldiers stabbing small wooden gnomes in the face. Can you get wooden gnomes? I'd like to think someone somewhe is making wooden gnomes especially for this purpose. Surely there's a gap in the market. I'm sure if Hauschka ever reads this he'll be delighted to know that his music conjures up such lovely imagery. Sillyness aside it's a serious album for folks into serious music. Oodles of piano and strings combined to make a delicious noise that sounds good enough to eat. It veers between the playful and the more miserable.... Fans of old Max Richter I reckon will lap this beauty up 'n all!!