Boomkat Product Review:
Long before pop became a dirty word, music like this would have been capable of leading any edition of TOTP - as it is, only those who actively seek out their music are likely to encounter this astonishing LP. A long-term resident of Berlin's electronic-undercurrent, Miwon (aka Hendrik Kroz) was an initiator of the laptop battle, a stage which allowed him to bring his breed of electronica to thirsty Berlin audiences, whilst honing his ear on the sharpest of cuts... A policy which has paid dividends on 'Pale Glitter'; his debut LP. Opening through the opaque glow of 'Semafora', Miwon coaxes a fog of analogue business gingerly towards some chrome-plated beats, wherein they are left to happily rattle along amongst euphoric strings and twinkly-ness galore. Next up (on the cd edition only) is 'Brother Mole', a soft-centered electronic nursery-rhyme which will be familiar to many through its inclusion on Wetherall's Fabric mix, before the tense (yet eminently welcoming) 'Hush' slides into view through deep minimal beats and eulogistic soundscape washes. Elsewhere, 'No Need For Sanity' is a springtime blush of pretty acoustica, 'Vertizontale' is a gumbo of old school house and campfire guitar, whilst the title track possesses a very real sense of shrouded menace, like a classic Chain Reaction twelve. Heartwarming loveliness.