Boomkat Product Review:
A beautifully executed study dedicated to domestic design deity, Dieter Rams. Reserving this project for his Cafe Kaput label, Jon Brooks aka The Advisory Circle reflects Rams' "Less, but better" approach by only using samples taken from the iconic Braun AB-30 alarm clock. The clock's distinctive sounds are transformed into an innovative array of alien radiophonic tones, bleeps, bloops, melodies and harmonies, and arranged into nine gorgeous miniatures calling to mind a blend of Roedelius early 'Selbstportrait' editions and even Arpanet's 'Wireless Internet' classic. There's strong hints of Heinrch Mueller to the metronomic melodic of the gorgeously sleek 'Zukunft Als Konzept', and a fragile Kosmische tenderness to the sublime 'Wanduhr Weltzeit', and we could easily imagine hearing 'Aus-Ein' soundtracking an Open University segment on ergonomics. If you've not cottoned onto Brooks' Cafe Kaput label, we highly recommend starting here before investigating further. Highly Recommended.