Genre/Influences: Minimal-electro, experimental.
Background/Info: American Nikolas Schreck is a man from many talents; he’s not only musician and producer but also author and film-maker. He has worked with some very famous bands and is active in the scene for quite a long time. The 12-inch “The Futura Model” was originally released by the end of 2017, but I think it was worth to give you a late review about it.
Content: The work features 3 cuts. The original title song is a rather electro-minimal cut characterized by cool bleeps and string passages. We next get 2 remixes.
+ + + : I like the original version for its vague 80s touch, but it also is a very personal interpretation mixing vintage sounds, minimalism and an experimental touch. Nikolas Schreck also has a very particular timbre of voice. Among the ‘remixes’ or alternative edits I especially recommend the so called “Parallel Version”.
– – – : I just regret there’s only one ‘original’ song featured here.
Conclusion: I can only hope to hear more music from Nikolas Schreck.
Best songs: “The Futura Model”.