Boomkat Product Review:
Incredibly messy new album from Michael Fackesch and Chris De Luca, making that 'difficult' transition to more adult-orientated acoustic electronica. It's a sanitised, sterile version of what fat studio executives imagine leftfield music must sound like. Vocal contributions come from Lamb's Louise Rhodes, Tes and some newcomers who give it their best shot, but the over-production and lack of new ideas is somehow hugely irritating and present throughout each of the 14 tracks on offer. The album veers from re-configured digi-hiphopisms, to "mature" and endlessly pretentious downtempo studio pieces giving it the acoustic treatment with all the raw emotion and integrity you could expect from someone like Seal or the aforementioned Finley Quaye. The cd comes with a glossy postcard for each of the tracks on board, shame that the extravagence didn't stretch to accommodate some new ideas or a desire to take music further out and into new terrain. "Disconnected" is the perfect album to grow old to, thrusting you into middle age with the safety of dull, famililiar surroundings while giving you the feeling that you're still somehow in the know. Excellent artwork though.