Boomkat Product Review:
The Notwist's Martin Gretschmann and vocalist Miriam Osterrieder reprise their Console project with a new album of sweetened electronic pop. Console is quite unlike Gretschmann's moves in The Notwist, preferring to play with mellow and emotive strains of electro-pop, ambient electronica and even Krautrock-y tropes within a dancefloor context. Our attentions were piqued by the overcast disco of 'A Homeless Ghost', the brooding coldwave touch of 'Walking The Equator', and the Dieter Moebius-goes-90s feel of 'Cutting Time', and by the point of the camp NRG tune 'Upon' we're quite feeling this. Factor in the minimal Teutonic swing of 'Her Eyes' and the uniquely melancholy 'Of Time' and this one has got some legs. Do check this if the wave revival thing feels a little outmoded but you're after the same thing with a modern touch.