Boomkat Product Review:
See Me Not finds German trio Saroos reuniting for a second album, this time overseen by producer Odd Nosdam. The band consists of Lali Puna and Console member Christoph Brandner, Notwist and Contriva man Max Punktezahl and Iso68's Florian Zimmer. As might be expected from such an esteemed bunch, the album is a diverse and multifaceted affair that pulls off the trick of sounding like a virtuosic studio project without neutralising the individual players' contributions; in terms of its fluid relationship between post-production and conventional musicianship there's something very familiarly 'Weilheim scene' about Saroos. Like sister groups Notwist and Lali Puna, this trio are continuing the great German tradition of creating adventurous, electronically slanted rock music - paying homage to a krautrock heritage on cuts such as 'Lobster Claw', only to travel some way beyond those influences on crunchy, electronica-informed pieces like 'Fog People' and the magical, vocal-adorned 'Yukoma'. Recommended.