Genre/Influences: Krautorck, experimental.
Background/Info: “Angstzweet” is the 16th chapter of the “Belgian NeuMusik”-series created by Belgian label Wool-E Discs. It also is the second work by Onsturicheit for this conceptual exposure. “Angstzweet” has been mainly created by modular equipment.
Content: The krautrock approach is definitely more present on this work then on its predecessor “Waan”. The work features 2 long duration cuts plus one shorter track. The songs have been progressively built up and are literally growing until a sonic apotheosis. The last cut has something early Kraftwerk-like, right, when they were more concerned by krautrock themselves.
+ + + : Two albums by Onsturicheit and even if you easily recognize the modular sounds “Angstzweet” sounds different than “Waan”. It’s more electro-like and getting the magic of modular synths back to life. Peter Moorkens reveals to be a truly sound architect who creates impressive sound treatments like space-bleeping sequences, vibrating bass lines and cool spoken, whispering-like samplings. The last cut “Zweet” is an absolute masterpiece.
– – – : The short track (cf. “Rilling”) from the list is not exactly the most convincing one.
Conclusion: “Angstzweet” translated as ‘cold sweat’ will appeal all lovers from early electronic modular synth music. This is krautrock ano 2018/2019 and made in Belgium.
Best songs: “Zweet”, “Angst”.