Patrick Pulsinger: Impassive Skies (CD, Disko B, July 2010)

This is kind of frustrating. There’s some really good stuff on this. Nice drum programming, nice rich organic sound, lots of good ideas. But it just doesn’t hang together as an album — it feels more like a showcase of Pulsinger’s range as a producer. This may be something to do with the fact that there are 6 different collaborators across the 8 tracks. The highlights for me are the two tracks with Christian Fennesz, especially the brooding title track which closes the record, and the driving live sound of the track with Elektro Guzzi (a rock/techno guitar/bass/drums three-piece whose album Pulsinger produced earlier in the year). The vocal tracks worked less well for me, I guess they felt more out of place. Maybe one to dip into.

I bought this from Juno. They call it Techno.

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