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ELECTRONIC MIND WAVES

Elektriktus

 

Progressive Electronic

3.91 | 11 ratings

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colorofmoney91
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4 stars Elektriktus' sole album is an eclectic foray into early electronic music.

A lot of electronic releases from this era have a tendency to be only one type of electronic music, but Elektriktus has created Electronic Mind Waves in an obvious effort to make music that is different and to incorporate his influences seamlessly.

Some of this album sounds similar to some of Karlheinz Stockhausen's more aggressive early electronic tape recordings like "Japan", specifically the first half of "Frequencer Departure".

"First Wave" was the first track on this album to really make an impression on me because it has a very unique sound: very krautrock-oriented but with intermittent jazzy upright bass playing that sounds like a precursor to nu-jazz as played by the Norwegian Eivind Aarset.

For fans of Maurizio Bianchi, "Power Hallucination" will be a pleasant surprise as it is composed of the powerful industrial harsh noises that the aforementioned Italian uses predominantly in his early works, but coupled with short bursts of a calming and eerie emptiness.

The remaining tracks are all displays of unique krautrock and Stockhausen/Parmegiani compositions that are all fun to listen to while providing an great amount of variety while maintaining a comprehensible flow between tracks.

Electronic Mind Waves is an album that I feel would appeal to fans of artists like Gila, Cluster, Heldon, Klaus Schulze, Agitation Free, and Dzyan. But also I think that anyone wanting to start the listening experience of '70s electronic music could find this album to be a great starting place, because it's considerably active compared to some of the obvious classics in the genre.

colorofmoney91 | 4/5 |

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