Boomkat Product Review:
**Cute and woozy Kraut electronics backed with a cracking remix full of werid sounds and grubby techno groove by Hamburg's Jem Circs** ""Kugeln" is Alien Radio's 3rd release after the sold-out split-LP with Keith Fullerton Whitman and a 4-way split 7" on the Belgian Kraak label with Köhn, Ducktails and Peaking Lights. AR is one of many aliases of Northern Germany's Ulf Schütte, a (part-time) member of Datashock, Black To Comm, Aosuke, Phantom Horse, etc. and founder of the Tape Tektoniks cassette label (Heatsick, Ducktails, Cloudland Canyon, etc.). Like his previous works "Kugeln" has been produced mainly on Schütte’s Modular Synthesizer. His music has (rightly) been compared to the works of Ursula Bogner, Conny Plank, Dick Raaijmakers, Cluster/Harmonia and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. There’s an atmosphere of ease and playfulness in Schütte’s compositions and his melodies and arrangements have over time become more and more varied and exciting. A 3rd bonus track presents a gnarled & coarse remix of “Kugeln“ by up-and-coming Hamburg producer Jem Circs. Mastering by Sonic Boom (aka Pete Kember of Spacemen 3, Spectrum, EAR)!"
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