Boomkat Product Review:
And as if by magic the sun’s come out, if only to accompany this blissful, sublime beach-drenched record from a true original. The work of Cologne’s Jorg Follert, Wechsel Garland has already made an appearance on last year’s excellent self-titled release for the Morr Music label, a record that acted as a follow up to the highly-acclaimed benchmark record ‘Wunder’ - released on Karaoke Kalk in 1998. ‘liberation Von History’ finds Wechsel in the warmest of climes : a melange of tinkling accoustic overdubs, accordions, found sounds and even a scattering of smile inducing dubisms that hollistically make for an album of pure joy. The opening ‘Gift’ summons this mood perfectly, sounding like a dazed take on To Rococo Rot’s trademarked looped electroaccoustic fantasies, all moody cinematic strings and flutes, an elastic double bassline and shimmering organ keys...all blended in a haze of mood and beauty. Or try ‘Das Love Klischee’ - all vibrant piano keys and precise accoustic guitars...romantic in gloriously self-conscious tones of blushed red. ‘Eins Aus Tausend’ takes us to the bohemian quarters of a distinctly Parisian landscape, all charmed melodica’s and spine-tingling Fender Rhodes – uplifting and innocent in equal measure. In all, ‘Liberation...’ spreads itself across 9 short and perfectly formed tracks of the most desperately joyful plinkplonk music you’re likely to hear this year..a blaze of happiness that will leave it’s strawberry-like aftertaste with you for a good while. Sublime.