Robert Henke aka Monolake returns with P A N which is the sixth and last record of the VLSI series. How he finds the time when not premiering such awe-inspiring audiovisual experiences such as Deep Web and Lumiere II? We will never know! This is the height of modern electronica with immaculate sound design created with the cutting edge technology within its sonic architecture. The guy invented Ableton so go figure! Across its three auditory experiences you will plug into a stunning dimension. “Pio” features female:pressure founder Electric Indigo, in addition to studio assistance from the legendary Mark Ernestus.
The second part of my review of 2013 is dedicated to the best events and performances I attended this year. Part 1 includes the preferences of the hipodrome blog’s followers.
Two years after Monolake’s ‘Silence’ release, Robert Henke is back with a new Monolake album entitled ‘Ghosts’. Dark and colorful, with haunting and deep excursions into magic worlds of sound and grooves, held together by a fragmentary story as part of the artwork that indicates a continuation of themes present on ‘Silence’: Precisely crafted earthshaking beats, rough dirty noises, wide lush soundscapes and little sonic creatures inhabiting a fascinating planet in which a lot of things go badly wrong and nothing is taken for granted. Music that augments reality when listening to whilst commuting, music to get lost in when experienced loud in a club. There is nothing minimal in that music, it is bass heavy and full of detail. The 2x vinyl version (gatefold sleeve) includes 11 tracks plus a bonus CD with all tracks in digital format.