Boomkat Product Review:
Departing considerably from the 303 acid constructions of Kettel's first Myam James album, this sequel supplies you with a stream of hyper-melodic, downbeat electronics. Home listening delights are to be found in the reduced tempos and deep blue sound signatures of 'Michael Space Airlines' while beatless pieces like 'Pers Patrys' shift into modern classical mode, setting harp flourishes against heart-rending strings. Similarly, 'Shinjuku Inn', 'Fish Creek', 'Cherie' and 'You Understand This Night?' all play with wispily romantic motifs using the kind of electrified, colour-saturated ambience you'd find on a Harold Budd recording. There are plenty of beautiful moments supplied in this vein, with cinematic, whispered compositions dominating the tracklist, but the more adventurous, full-bodied Kettel hallmarks of old rear up during the kinetic IDM opener 'Kingscourt Imp' and the flamboyant 'Boekebaas', leaving fans of Reimer Eising's work with a very rounded account of his current sound.