With this album, Finnish quartet E-Gruppe Lux Ohr started to document live performances of their Kosmische Musik inspired work. “Tonwald”, a C-90 tape which has the same content on both sides along a code for the digital download, contains the 45 -minute one-off live performance played at the Sibelius Museum in Turku, Finland in April 2010.
At the occasion, the band played four of five tracks that remained unreleased until then which is all about warm analogue synth-spheres, cosmic sound effects, refined rhythmic bits and some gentle, soft jangling e-guitar. The mellow and slow evolving outcome can be classified as minimal/experimental, gaining the most body on the lush soaring “Ich-Spaltung” and the psychedelic-oriented “Sonnenwind”. I for one hear some resemblance with ’70’s Ashra, but these guys take things into another aural dimension without neglecting classic Berlin School.
The separately sold digital files all have added fades, which are not present on the cassette nor on the “Tonwald -all tracks” file.
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