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Artist: Totakeke
Title: Forgotten On The Other Side Of The Tracks
Format: CD
Label: Tympanik Audio (@)
Distributor: Ant-Zen
Rated: *****
Be assured, that the New York-based Electro/Industrial-producer Frank Mokros won’t offer an album filled with outtakes or B-sides, even if the chosen title that may suggests. Or let’s better say it so: if these are seriously outtakes, which couldn’t made it onto his last years’ amazing album "Elekatota: The Other Side Of The Tracks", then these tracks are still light-years above the normal quality level an average Electro/Industrial act would be capable to produce. Frank’s programming abilities to compose his thick layered and thrilling Dark Electro/Sci-Fi-related ambience are outstanding. "Blade Runner" has to be reprised or completely new invented, and please let Frank produce the soundtrack for such a movie project – you’d be amazed already from the music without watching the movie! Main recognition of this another nearly 70 minutes trip into the deepest Dark Electro/Industrial exploration are based on the three different versions of the track "Left At The Station", chapters 1 to 3. This track impresses with its hypnotic bass line programming and of course the unbeatable mood. Chapter 3 of this track got remixed by the famous TERRORFAKT, and – as expected – it pushes forward the masses to the dancefloors, while it too hasn’t to much common things with the original composition. Two further remix works are available of the track "The Things That Disappear When I Close My Eyes", a track originally based on Frank’s upcoming next album, announced to be out in Spring this year, both provided by his dear Anchorage-based label colleague Jimmy Church with his both projects LUCIDSTATIC and PANDORA’S BLACK BOOK. As to remember his above named last years’ album masterpiece, here comes a different version of one of the most remarkable tunes, "Strangle(_d)" – another save club-friendly tune. Favorites of the new compositions I like to name with the opener "Cry For Help", "Jetee" with its dreamy layer programming and the diverse beating "Euthanasia". A lot of stuff to discover once again from the talented musician – can we say, that Frank is the most and best recognized artist signed to Tympanik Audio? Obama knows the answer: "Yes, we can!"

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