Fanger & Schönwälder – Analog Overdose 4+

Fanger & Schönwälder - Analog Overdose 4+

Release data:

Fanger & Schönwälder – Analog Overdose 4+
CD, Manikin Records, 2007

This is my first encounter with the music of this duo, although I know the music of each of these established musicians is thoroughly rooted in the Berliner School sound for years.
“Analog Overdose 4+” (which seems a kind of bonus cd to the regular cd/dvd release “Analog Overdose 4”) comes as a limited edition cd packaged in a small tin can, containing two lengthy tracks without booklet or any other info.

“Frankfurt Breakfast” (19:46) is a dynamic but eclectic excursion into well rendered sequencer landscapes, synth textures, minimal rhythms, fx’s and shape shifting mellotron flute solo’s which all realm in a slightly similar sonic environment as Schulze’s late 70’s works.
Things slow down a bit around the 12-minute mark where mellotron choir and textures set out shortly before vaporising into an atmospheric ending.

The second piece “Berlin Lunch” (25:31) proves to be stronger, starting out free form, atmospheric and rather foreboding, but soon evolving its own, slower pace as the vintage sequencing and mellotron flavours show up in the background. Scarce solo’s fly over the meandering textures and environmentals, making this a vintage piece shine in its own dimmed light.

This is a must-have for Berliner School fans.


You can see what reviews I have done of these artists on the Thomas Fanger, Mario Schönwälder artist pages


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