Boomkat Product Review:
The main player behind the dictaphone moniker is Oliver Doerell, a multi instrumentalist originally from Brussels who now resides in the musical heartland of Berlin. The last 3 years have been spent working on the Dictaphone project, assisted by the saxaphone and clarinette playing Roger Doering. Their past has been spent in similar fields, Oliver has composed numerous scores for theatre work, and Roger has a film soundtrack for ‘Alaska.de’ which was a major box-office hit in Germany. Their first full length work, ‘m.=addiction’ is a beautifully crafted album that trancends classification with all it’s regerences to midnight jazz, old film reels and heartwarming, nostalgic found sounds. Points of reference range from the Cinematic Orchestra through to Boards of Canada and down to a deeply unconscious underground aesthetic, the beauty of this album is wrapped in an incomprehensible warmth - its indecipherable accessability and its undeniably microscopic, home-baked construction. Pure magic, so pleased to have this incredible album available again.