Boomkat Product Review:
I have an deep desire to write this review in German, but since I neither speak, write nor understand the language I think I’d better not, or risk the chance it’s all going to drip down into some kind of offensive racist comedy (hi Jade). You see Reuber (aka Timo Reuber, one half of Klangwart) makes music which is intrinsically German, you stick it on and really, it could have been produced any time between 1971 and now, but it could have only come from Germany. This is Kosmiche music, Kraut-rock taking pointers from Cluster, Tangerine Dream, Rother & Mobius and the great Conrad Schnitzler, and it’s no bad direction to head in I’d say. Jan Jelinek famously has done the same recently on his latest album ‘Kosmische Pitch’, but you must be aware that Reuber has been doing this for a while now, and ‘Südpol’ (South Pole) is his fourth full-length release. The tracks, as you’d expect, pulse and bubble just as they should, with analogue sequence layered over analogue sequence. Squelches are offset by the sound of those pounding cyclic drums we’ve become so accustomed to, and it’s a world that is altogether more inviting than you might think. There’s no shortage of cosmic synthesizer music around at the moment, but it’s rare to find something that sounds so damn authentic. Recommended listening.