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SAND

Ragnar Grippe

 

Progressive Electronic

3.74 | 7 ratings

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Dobermensch
3 stars An ambient album full of strange sharp echoes from 1977. In the mid '90's it was re-released on the superb label 'Streamline' which specialised in electronic experimentation involving bands such as 'Morphogenesis' and 'Limpe Fuchs'.

Clicks and cranks, bloops and bleeps are the order of the day - all laid before us in a laid back manner. You know, even though 'Sand' isn't great, it's sort of good in a cacky kind of way where the sounds utilised appear pretty in their analogue construction. Not one to be played at parties... this is one to be played in bed late at night with the lights off. Apart from the very soft percussion, this is entirely electronic.

The less enlightened may find this a turgid yawner. It's when and where you listen to it that counts. Far more engaging than most ambient stuff from the Nineties and (I hate this word) Noughties. It's reasonably lively in its plinky plonky approach but I'm sure most people will consider it the audio equivalent of a dose of 'Mogadon'.

Dobermensch | 3/5 |

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