T.Raumschmiere is the project of Marco Haas, label boss of the Shitkatapult imprint. This self-titled album is the first in 7 years, and although the press release ties itself in knots over whether or not this is ambient music, to my ears it sounds like industrially-tinged dark synth-simmer, with some vocal tracks. Has a strong atmosphere though. On Album Label.
7/10 Clinton Staff review, 05 November 2015The impossi-spell Raumschmiere has self-titled his album this time round meaning I have to type it twice but on the upside it means that it doesn’t wallow in a title like ‘I Tank U’ - the ill-considered name of his previous project. The press release rattles on about Brian Eno and ambient music before concluding that this isn’t ambient music at all. I could have probably deduced that from the opening ‘Abfahrt’ (damn this spelling) which has bitty electronics bursting from ear to ear determined to wake you from your gloom. More structured is the wonderful ‘Dampfer’, which introduces sluggish beats and a huge wobbling bass amidst the type of bleak synth pads that would be the perfect soundtrack for looking over Middlesbrough’s industrial landscape on the worst day of the year. The album is varied though and has lots of moods….’Anker’ has Fennesz like guitar swells which are sun-dapplingly glorious. Raumschmiere never lets you rest though and aims to disconcert on the bass pulses of ‘Shraubn’ and the monolithic synth stabs that open up ‘007’. This is a dizzying display of electronic moods with an array of textures that make it hard define but enjoyable.
YOUR RECENTLY VIEWED ITEMS
- T.Raumschmiere by T.Raumschmiere
Get alerted to new stock from this artist / label.