Wednesday, April 11, 2012

[SP 011] No UFO's – Soft Coast LP (Album) 2011

No UFO's – Soft Coast
Label: Spectrum Spools – SP011
Format: Vinyl, LP, Reissue, White
Country: Austria
Released: 15 Dec 2011
Genre: Electronic
Style: Noise, Experimental
Mastered By – Helmut Erler
Originally released as Nice Up Int'l NU001, April 2010
Mastered at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin, August 2011.
First press on white vinyl, with subsequent ones on black vinyl.

A1 Evidence / Century Park
A2 Vertigo (K. Alexi)
A3 Punx On The Promenade
A4 Broken Glass
A5 Freeze • Drift
A6 Untitled I
B1 Cajmere Dreams
B2 Archer Heights
B3 00/00/2010
B4 Duck Egg
B5 Fog In The Pavilion
B6 Soon Come Happy
B7 Why Be Something You're Not?
Following that fine side for the UK's Public Information label, Konrad Jandavs No UFO's decamps to Spectrum Spools for a new vinyl edition of his debut cassette, 2010's Soft Coast. Though it has a clear and central debt to 1970s German electronic music, Jandavs pulls on various other influences - minimal synth, new age ambient, Detroit techno - to craft his hypnotic, pulsating synth-scapes. The weirdest tracks are the most rewarding: the beatless, almost Autechre-style techno of 'Cajmere Dreams' and the sly guitar drones of '00_00_2010', which makes us think of The Velvet Underground if they'd formed in '91 under the influence of E. For dedicated fans of reconfigured kraut and kosmische tropes, Soft Coast is beyond essential, but is singular and strange enough to deserve attention from the rest of you too.