Wesenberg – Counterclockwise (Album – Audiophob)
Genres/Influences: IDM, Techno, Experimental.
Format: Digital, CD.
background information: Krischan Wesenberg will always be linked to Rotersand but the German sound guru is involved in an impressive list of projects. One of them is the solo project Wesenberg. After the first album “Third Places”, he responded last year with “Counterclock”. This new opus is directly inspired by the idea ‘that all experience of the past reflects and modulates the present as well as the future’.
Contents: The new opus includes 13 songs and was made thanks to the addition of some guests. Yuma Hampejs, Eli Van Vegas, Sola Plexus, Stolzenfelz and Liss Eulenherz contributed to this album. “Counterclock” sounds a bit like a “free-style” album covering an impressive soundtrack. There is a strong Techno direction carried by groovy sequences and built with industrial sound treatments. Wesenberg experiments with rap vocals (with Stolzenfelz), psychedelic cinematic passages and even Yiddish atmospheres.
+ + +: The free style of this album reveals the eclectic and creative spirit of the artist who simply confirms that he is not guided by established standards. Wesenberg’s work sounds out of the box but is still characterized by terrific sonic treatments. Krischan Wesenberg is a talented sound architect and this album is an imaginary sound laboratory for dance floors.
– – –: Diversity is cool but the album goes all over the place. I miss the cohesion of the first album.
Conclusion: If you like Krischan Wesenberg for the phenomenal works he has already done you must absolutely discover this new work but it is not his best work to date.
Best Songs: “Fan Fiction”, “Salz”, “Digging in the Clouds”.
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