Boomkat Product Review:
Originally released on City Centre Offices in 2005, Marsen Jules' debut has been remastered by Stephan Mathieu and still feels as if it captured a moment in time, augmenting Wolfgang Voigt's Gas style with the sublime austerity of Arvo Pärt.
Martin Juhls was inadvertently part of a movement in 2005, a wave of artists who, inspired by movies and TV soundtracks, would merge classical sounds and electronic production methods and kickstart a new genre in the process. "Herbstlaub" is one of the scene's enduring full-lengths, and while it's undoubtedly informed by Wolfgang Voigt's Gas material and Mexican innovator Murcof, the album's repetition and minimalism still helps it stand out. Stephan Mathieu's new master brings out some of the subtle elements that help propel each track; since they're usually based on just a couple of distinct loops, the tiny changes are crucial to the listening process.