Wareika return to Tokyo's Mule Musiq. Florian Schirmacher, Henrik Raabe and Jakob Seidensticker's tro have flirted with the label previously on remix duties but this is their first full length proper. Known for multi-textured, minimalist electronic music, on this release Wareika edit down what began as an unplanned four hour jam session. Electric piano, guitar, conga, MFB Tanzbär, MFB Dominion 1, OB-6, Jupiter 6 and Manikin Mellotron synthsizer are all used in the composition yet with this advanced array of instrumentation there's an air of simplicity and minimalism that sweeps through the album. Serene, meditative and mesmerizing in equal measure, there's just enough thrust to carry these tracks through into a club environment also. Tracks take on shimmering, multidimensional forms, propelled by a steady 4/4 and peppered with an assortment of analogue fx. It's a beautifully executed piece, edited cleanly and concisely so you get all the energy and pleasure of that initial four hour jam session condensed into a handy one hour package. Excellent!
STAFF COMMENTSSil says: Without a doubt and by a mile my favourite record so far this year. This feels as good as taking a swim in the Pacific watching a waterfall meander its way to the sea. This is a mesmerizing journey. Buy on sight. An absolute diamond this album is.