Kirlian Camera ‎– Drifting

Solar Plexus ‎– SOL-09, Solar Plexus ‎– NTD 90209-08
CD, Maxi-Single


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Recorded February/March 1998 at Suono & Immagine, Reggio Emilia, and Uranium, Parma

Track 4 is a remix of the title-track.
Track 6 is a remix of and from "The Desert Inside".

Made in Germany.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 4 025905 902095
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L045
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0778
  • Matrix / Runout: Sonopress V-4711/ 90209-08 A
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Label Code: LC 7467

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May 28, 2012
Electronics are very much to the forefront with the opening track on this mini album - warmed up but still sizzling with the electromotive force we all know & love. The harmonic vocals on this remind me a lot of MJ's own MARTYN BATES although the actual words, spoken by BERGAMINI come across almost vocoded. Dreamy & drifting, yes it is, but built on a soft dance structure which belongs to dark, fragrant, warm nights, in intimate places. The second track follows suit for the low, heated feel of Med nights - not the sonic blasting Ibiza club sound but something altogether more passive & lulling. Reminds me a lot of the more low-gear music POESIE NOIRE sometimes create - this has the body-temperature-warmth of the most memorable sexual encounter - heated, velvet soft, low & slightly dangerous. The third track is a brief experimental foray into some corner of a mad Electro-Genius's eldritch castle-top laboratory. "Drift" keeps it's head low, revisiting the opening track, this time with the vocals coming from the female side of the group. Midway through it changes course, assuming a harder kick drum, drifting-yes-drifting along in hot dub subbasement, a place ten thousand miles from any place remotely connected to the place we actually call Dub. The penultimate piece is a soft wander through synth's lost past - a mutant offspring of HUMAN LEAGUE's "Dignity Of Labour part 4". The final piece is more beat than rhythm - again the passive, almost vocoder-altered voice which sounds not unlike U2's "Numb" - an emotionally-restrained version of one of K.C.'s most popular tracks - again as warm & soft as the most intimate of kisses. Mixed to sound more intimately sexual than any of the groups who exploit such imagery - the sweet innocence of earlier works is gone - a more worldly, infinitely less virginal sound has taken it's place. KIRLIAN CAMERA have come of age, and are making up for lost time.

Originally reviewed for Soft Watch.