Wechselspannung ‎– Wechselspannung 2

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1 10 KW 22:08
2 Hausanschluß 20:12
3 100 KW 15:15

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Recorded at Sonic Studios Frankfurt.

Limitation: 2000.

Special thanks to:
Elisabeth / Fabia / Kathrin
Mia Manners
Billee & Jasper
Heinrick Mervmill & Tanja

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  • Label Code: LC 6269
  • Matrix / Runout: CD PLANT AB PW 23 CDM01

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October 14, 2017
edited 6 months ago

A album I once dismissed giving it a rating of low 2/5. Listening to it again, after a long absence, in 2017. I now appreciate W2's more experimental abstract style, upping my original score of 2/5 back then, to a now strong 4/5, or maybe even a 5/5! This could be due to hearing and adjusting to the more modern abstract experimental styles of Ambient-Idm-Techno-Electro albums released after 95 from artist like: Autechre, Arovane, and Funckarma (aka..); all which I grew to like over time then realising there's more to Wechselspannung 2, released in 95, then what I previously thought. W2 was probably ahead of its time and outside the norm in experimental Ambient, IDM(+) !

Track1 is not the freestyle random abstract mess I first previously thought! But a uniquely managed freestyle abstract piece that brings Electro-Ambient together with molecule zapping Sci-fi effects & algorithmic freestyle Techno-IDM. A leftfield alien rhythmic breakbeat also phases in at certain points which just adds to the already abstract-ambient theme which even brings a zappy jazzy feel making this is an interesting complex piece of skilful alien like Sci-fi experimental abstract freestyle music - though will not be obvious at first! But repeated listens will unravel a sophistication as abstract patterns and formulas emerge, mingle, separate throughout the tracks abstract-experimental 20+mins play length that, once adapted, will make you appreciate the uniqueness on this track...Trk1 was probably ahead of its time!!

Track 2 is a excellent piece that starts of abstract ambient with its electro plinky plonky bare to the bone formula, and then gradually builds to deliver a more rhythmic and melodic direction delivering a blend of Idm-Electro-Techno that brings a spacey futuristic feel. It is part minimalism but with a complex style of experimental that blends tranquil sounds, abstract ambient, alien synth and melodic sequenced patterns and ping-pong beats which bring some nice surprises added with asome nice uplifting moments that can bring sounds associated with Spacetime Continuum(Johan Sharp)...A great track that can surprise!

Track3 ends with a spacey slow shifting abstract style of electro ambient. Tis is a minimal and slow moving track with an alien feel. Not a bad piece, but does feel like a quieter and slower version of Track 1 - but has now been edited, tweaked, and slowed down! Personally would have loved if a little more of Track 2's Techno-Electro was added in 3, as 2 is a great track that would have been a great ending to the album. 3 is the weakest track on the album but is a grower once you have adjusted to its pace. It does keep you listening to the end though!

Overall this is a quality album that probably won't be so appreciated at first, esp when comparing it to W1. But give it time. Wechselspannung 2 reveals a experimental forward thinking quality that curiously brings you back to its alien-abstract-experimental music again and again that can becomes more appreciated with each listen!