Boomkat Product Review:
Back to home base for Morr Music, for this week sees the long awaited release of the new album from the man who started it all. It's been 5 years since Mr Fleischmann dropped the perfect "Poploops For Breakfast" LP and launched Morr Music into the stratosphere with what must still count as one of its most memorable releases. "Welcome Tourist", Bernard's long, almost overly-awaited follow-up, is finally here and exposes us to a catalogue of beautiful micro pitter-patter pop sounds and hand woven twilight songs. While most of the material here started life on Fleischmann's trusted Groovebox, his musical talents have been given a delicious airing with the help of piano, drums, vibraphone and the engaging support of others, once solo now a frontman. The addition of vocals on a couple of the tracks (courtesy of the wonderful Christof Kurzmann) strongly emphasises a key, yet until now implicit, aspect of Bernhard's work, namely its song oriented approach. Bursts of distortion have also become important alongside the melodies, resulting in a dense, forest-like take on electronic folk that resides a million miles away from the "Folktronic" tinkering that has become so popular recently. This is a gloriously home-baked affair, a raw, exposed collection of unusual, memorable, subtle soundtracks to life in a world were generic boundries no longer stand for anything.