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Aspectee - Morben Mp3

  • Performer: Aspectee
  • Album: Morben
  • Label: First Fallen Star
  • Catalog #: ffs003
  • MP3: 1346 mb | FLAC: 2481 mb
  • Released: 30 Oct 2009
  • Country: US
  • Style: Dark Ambient
  • Rating: 4.6/5
  • Votes: 686
  • Category: Electronic
Aspectee - Morben Mp3

Tracklist

1gotheDrStone6:57
2kince6:13
3stuhlmann5:58
4dianthus7:42
5newin5:55
6betho et6:42
7aspectee5:19
8leanon6:00
9unwic5:53

Credits

  • Composed By, Producer [Produced By]Aspectee
  • Mastered ByDarin M. Sullivan

Notes

All songs ©2009 Michael Frenkel.
Recorded at Ententeich Studios, Kronshagen 2009.
Mastered by Darin M. Sullivan for Shadow Sound Design.
Back panel photograph © Chris Engelbart.
Production layout by ten/eleven design studio.

Digipak release limited to 500 copies.

Barcodes

  • Matrix / Runout: 9/30/09 ND-36185 01
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L794
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 2D40

Companies

  • Recorded At – Ententeich Studios

Dammy
Aspectee seems to refer to a paradox: Is it someone who is subject to the constant alignment of the angle he has to an object? Like the beholder becomes the 'beholded' (sic!). Is there a form of reverse perception? I can only guess what kind of kafkaesque reification context has lead to this project name. But maybe it's just a weird (helgeesque) kind of humor. The latter assumption may seem right, if you know the name of the previous project the artist was involved (Evoke Scurvee) and that he is a big fan of German comendian Helge Schneider.

Nonetheless a high level of tension exists in all tracks between melodic pad sounds that seem to serve the only purpose to seduce the listener just enough to have her drawn through all the grinding noises that drill into the mind deeply. And that's what makes the difference between pleasing light ambient music, which only wants to tranquilize you, and dark ambient that's willing to mess around with your mind badly -- in similar ways Helge Schneider does, not using music, but jokes. The destruction of the punch line as the ultimate goal of artistic expression is the aspect Helge and Aspectee share. The elements, skillfully arranged in each track, stay separated until the end, as irreconcilable antagonisms. Another reviewer stated that the album is not straight enough. But this is a misconception. It's very straight, though it may make you feel uneasy. Only the last track 'unwic' offers some salvation. Forgivable, if one keeps in mind that this is still a product that has to follow some rules.

If you are the type that enjoys to think, feel, and exist in contradictions: give Morben a try! I'm still not through with this album -- just enough to write a review. Maybe once again, as with Evoke Scurvee, the artist is way ahead of the Zeitgeist. But this time he cared to get a label.

The Reviewee