I had a hard time decoding this record with its extremes ranging from experimental IDM to cool blue jazz. Just thinking about the aspect of this being some weirdly unique and altered jazz sound, gave me associations of The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble or even Brandt Brauer Frick. But this was something different still. And then I read this was a duo of Bernd Friedmann and Uwe Schmidt (Atom™) and it all clicked into place. It’s amazing how two artists can blend into one music in a way that you can see who brought what to the table so clearly.
In full honesty though, my favorite track here is Sweet Silence, which has no electrnics to it, but the film noir atmosphere is just irresistible.
Silly like a bunch of friends writing music in the garage, not meant for release, just ended up on a record somehow. But the track The Rose is a psychedelic indie rock disco funk monster, favorite track of the month. (Besides that other favorite track of the month.)
I came accross a bunch of artists opening up the whole Afro-Caribbean electronic music scene for me. Africa meets Latin-America on the club dancefloor. Funny thing, what made me discover all these artists were their spectactular album covers that I just kept clicking.