Wednesday, August 5, 2020
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Artist: Neugeborene Nachtmusik
Title: Neugeborene Nachtmusik
Format: 12"
Label: Enfant Terrible
Rated: *****
I don't know if you remember the band Milligram Retreat, they released an album and a 7" for Enfant Terrible back in 2011, just to disband soon after. One of them, Mauritius Hermes, decided to give live to a new project called Neugeborene Nachtmusik. Since then, under that moniker he released four tracks on compilations out on Enfant Terrible and Death Disco. The debut album contains six new tracks where Mauritius takes inspiration from different musical styles such as industrial, experimental, metal, minimal synth and more. The opening "Last Day Of Winter", for example, mix industrial noises, dark ambient drones and epic orchestral sounds that made me recall old Cold Meat stuff. "Schaf Auge Rabe", instead, to my ear mix industrial and something like In Slaughter Natives. Things get different with "Kino Sputnik", as it sounds like a ritualistic minimal synth tune. The tracks tend to be a little long but you have to be in the right mood to enjoy at full this album. When you'll be ready to do that, then, you'll be ready for the nine minutes of "Horse" and to its arpeggio, which is the backbone of the track, and to the cosmic synth sounds that come and go dueling with the noises. You can check the track excerpts here:


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