Liebknecht – Produkt V1.1 (Mini-Album – Ant-Zen / Ván Records)
Genre/Influences: IDM, minimal-electronics.
Format: Digital, Vinyl.
Background/Info: Liebknecht is the meeting between Daniel Myer (Haujobb, Architect ao) and Rinaldo Bite (Destroid, Static sky). Both musicians already worked together under the Destroid moniker and are now joining hands back again.
Content: If Liebknecht has been introduced as an exposure of Daniel Myer’s numerous projects transposed into a technoid soundscape with analogue sequences made by Rinaldo Bite on top, it first of all appears to be truly vintage, IDM and minimal-electro work. There for sure is a link with techno music, which sometimes reminds me of some intelligent techno productions from the 90s and the ‘Frankfurter’-scene. The songs are carried by solid bass lines and icy, analogue sound treatments. Some arrangements remind me of Haujobb, but here stops any further comparison.
+ + + : I was deeply impressed by this new project. The genius of Daniel Myer is a point we no longer have to discuss, but Liebknecht is much more than simply a new project or challenge! This music reveals the magic of electronic music and reminds me why I like this underground scene. The production is the fruit of a creative and deeply, artistic process revealing outstanding sound treatments, great sonic manipulations and irresistible effects. This is a brilliant fusion between retro-elements composed with vintage electronics revealing a refreshing electronic work. The “Ursuppe Remix” sounds close to perfection!
– – – : Both last cuts are less powerful and reveal a rather electro-ambient direction. It still sounds minimal and accomplished, but can’t compete with the other tracks.
Conclusion: I think there’s no better way to launch a new project by unleashing such a sonic bomb!
Best songs: “Ursuppe Remix”, “ICE Over Erfurt”, “Danzig”, “Saint Pete”.
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