Accessible, adventurous, darker and slightly unsettling moods all pass by on Ralph Knappe-Heinbockel’s and Thorsten Reinhardt’s fifth album “Now” that -compared to the previous albums- also sounds more contemporary.
Besides the groovy-oriented, rhythmic-infused electronics on “Red” and “Black”, also vintage 70’s electronics with slight melodic flavors can be found here as well some excursions in abstract-minimal territory besides an industrial nod. From an atmospheric ambient fan point of view though, the nearly 30-minute “White” is a stunning, highly emotive soundscape extravaganza with some great sequencing spreading its wings on the final 10 minutes. On “Grey”, the last track, tranquillity and immersion set in. All in all, “Now’s” nicely moulded sphere-scapes prove a satisfactory listen.
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