Those of your who like vintage electronics with an abstract edge while taking things out of the ordinary, should check out the sonic worlds of Interconnected. It’s a a collaborative electronica/ idm/ experimental effort between Greek synthesist musician Bakis Sirros (of Parallel Worlds, Memory Geist) and Ingo Zobel (known of Dron, Signalform, Self Oscillate, Datasette).
Their debut-album “Current Flow” comes as black cd-r with a full colour cd-print and a full colour picture containing all the artist and label info, plus a VU-US sticker, all packaged in a digipack.
The music-design explored on the well produced 49-minute “Current Flow” is both modern and daring, melting experimental electronics with elements of IDM and beyond. Album opener “Greenerblue” sets off as a lush, expressive outing with deep bass pulses, after which the music turns into a mysterious and imaginary trip in the sonic worlds of wonder on the next piece.
Quirky sequencers and rhythms create an otherworldy effect on “Springs”, followed by the more well-rendered futuristic music of “Deepestsespeed” with its cinematic atmospheres and robotic effects.
Mind this is no easy but adventurous electronic music, turning a tad lighter and as the more melodic and rhythmic “Flowerscape” kicks in with its slight Kraftwerkian realms. Moody synth pads hover over spicy rhythms, showing another tad of Kraftwerk at the end.
Fans of the DataBloem label and the sounds of real analogues will find much of their liking on “Current Flow”, as will those who enjoyed the previous albums of Mr Sirros.