Warm, fuzzy IDM with a hint of shoegazing... it's gotta be Morr Music! B. Fleischmann, this time on the Stateside label Fuzzy Box, unleashes A CHOIR OF EMPTY BEDS. Even though it's an early album in Fleischmann's career (listen to how "It's All So" and "Play the Big A" sound as if they might be the same song), it shows the promise that would emerge in his later albums. But with the melodic see-saw of "Open End," the album begins to open up, and with the thrumming percussion of "Buzz," things really start to get interesting. "Ircam" goes into a minor key, but "Chad F. (The Tick and Sax Mix)" trades back into a jazz-based ambience. The hidden track after "Good Bye" also shares in this jazzy vibe. Nice!
This is a wonderful album by an artist who has released great music also via Morr Music and I think Charizma records. If you like the music of electronica labels like Morr or City Centre Offices then this release is for you !!
It shares 1 song (Chad F.) in a different version with the Morr Music release "Poploops For Breakfast". It took me some time to track down these releases, but it was worth it.