Boomkat Product Review:
'En Route' (1986) was the fifth album collaboration between Dieter Moebius and legendary studio meister Conny Plank. It was also to be their last, as Plank passed away shortly after in 1987. It appeared at the business end of the analogue-to-digital crossover and can be heard as an exploration of Plank's incredible studio's capabilities for shaping and bending rhythm and sound. Asmus Tietchens notes in the accompanying booklet that 'En Route' avoided the fashionable trends of industrial and new wave scenes, yet it's clearly compatible with both, with most emphasis on taut, rhythmelodic structures and cadence accentuated with abstract zips, pings and textures and with careful attention to spatial detailing. It's quite possible to hear the roots of hardcore / jungle / D&B / techno and so much dance music that came since, but its definitely from that rarified canon of experimental German studio music. Amazing sounds. Highly recommended!