Background/Info: Zeitgeber is a duo featuring Jochem Paap aka Speey J (The Netherlands) and Luca Mortellaro aka Lucy and Stroboscopic Artefacts (Italy) owner. From time to time the duo releases new work, this EP being their last artistic exposure. The work is also available on vinyl.
Content: It’s already been a few years ago that I heard new Zeitgeber stuff. The title song features heavy sound treatments, which has something industrial-like, but the work remains pretty technoid. Both tracks left are more into minimalism and driven by repetitive loops.
+ + + : The new Zeitgeber work has something unique; it’s not the usual techno-sound, but a more minimal format. I like the overwhelming sound treatments running through the title song, which is for sure the highlight.
– – – : I personally prefer the solo-works from both artists instead of their sonic union under the Zeitgeber moniker. I’m missing a climax, and the tracks are also too repetitive.
Conclusion: I expected a bit more out of this ‘resurrection’ and I’m sure Zeitgeber can do much better!
Best songs: “Seventeen Zero Four”.