Boomkat Product Review:
For an artist that has never put a foot wrong, with a catalogue which must be the envy of the vast majority of electronic musicians, it is with some gravitas that we say that this is without doubt Robert Henke’s finest work to date under his Monolake alias. Cinemsascope is exactly that – a soundtrack to your dreams, filmed in glorious technicolour and shot through panoramic widescreen. With roots firmly entrenched within the Berlin Techno scene, Henke has managed to develop his sound to create an electronic scenario that utilises the 4/4 rhythm and modifies it to produce something which is wholly unique. With tracks lifted off the ‘Ionized’ and ‘Bicom’ 12”s, together with new tracks, Cinemascope flows from the slowed-down breathy spaces of Bicom’s title track to the uplifting neon flicker of the immense ‘Television Tower’. New track ‘Indigo’ is a spacious ambient masterpiece. So much time and attention have been given to each and every tone and sound present here – the attention to detail only matched by the sheer beauty of the composition. Henke is a sound-master, stereo techniques and software development have supplied him with access to musical conceit’s that have very little, if any, precedent. The triumph here is in the creation of machine music that could have only come from the mind of a dreamer. Utterly Essential.