Bangs, whirrs and everything else on display here. The decade-deep Krautrocker conjures John Carpenter, Neu!, Massive Attack and the rest on this set of slow burners. ‘Nebelschwaden’ sounds a bit like Vangelis.
CD edition on Sulatron comes in a 100% recycled sleeve and features tracks from the previously-vinyl-only Disappear.
The wax is splatter vinyl pressed in an edition of 500 copies on Deep Distance.
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The… estimable Deep Distance crew emerge once more from the low-level wisps of fog enshrouding the many and wildly varied fronds of that thing we call… psychedelia. This one is coming from a very spacey angle (more about this later, no doubt), filtered through a Krautrock lens. In other words, the trippiest of trippy shit. On limited edition (500) splatter vinyl. Of course. (As an aside, the pink and white is well swirly on the turntable).
Dave Schmidt (for Sula is he) is known as a space rock guitarist, space rock keyboardist and spa… drummer and for founding (spa__ __ck) trio Electric Moon. Here he populates his sound domain with twinklingly lovely electronics. Opening track, 'Lichtbündel', was apparently made on a trusty ol' Casiotone keyboard and those motorik rhythms chug and tick along nicely in an astrally-inclined way with some melodic oscillations. It’s a pretty damn smooth way to begin.
‘The Frogs’ finds him in the mood for recreating doom-laden film soundtracks and also, some of us wishing more films came complete with Carpenter-esque tunes. The ‘Krauty’ bits -- ‘Grashamster’, notably -- are heavily Neu influenced, which is just fine. The mists are parting. In spaaace. Closing track ‘Nebelschwaden’ is like a condensed précis of the best bits of Vangelis, Tangerine Dream and Kraftwerk rolled into one sonic excursion. Kometenmelodies indeed!
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