artist : Dopplereffekt
title : Calabi Yau Space
label : Rephlex
cat : CAT 191 CD
date : 2007
style : Electronic (Abstract, Ambient)
bitrate : VBRkbps
filesize : 52,4 MB
source : CDDA

01. Calabi Yau Manifold                                   
02. Hyperelliptic Surfaces                               
03. Holomorpic n-0 Form                             
04. Compactification                                 
05. Mirror Symmetry                                   
06. Non Vanishing Harmonic Spinor                       
07. Hypersurface                                       
08. Dimension 11     

        Real electronic music heads take note, and quickly - it's finally
with us, four years after the incredible 'Linear Accelerator' we
have the new Dopplereffekt album and shock horror, it's on the
Rephlex label? Well it makes perfect sense really, Rephlex have
been championing 'classic electronic music' since their inception
all those years ago, and Dopplereffekt is just about as classic as
this music gets. Following on from the laboratory-based mostly
beatless explorations of 'Linear Accelerator', 'Calabi Yau Space'
is similarly synthesizer led, taking in huge lungfuls of influence
from Tangerine Dream, Delia Derbyshire and of course Kraftwerk to
produce some of the most engrossing electronic textures we've
heard for years. Gerald Donald (one half of Drexciya, but you
already knew that, right?) has for a long time had us hooked on
his musical output but you've got to understand, this album is
something truly special, and something that will no doubt be
hailed as essential in years to come. Kicking off with the
sub-aquatic arpeggiated bliss of 'Calabi Yau Manifold' we are
already in prime Dopplereffekt territory with a slice of pure
science fiction gold. This is the sort of music which commands
visuals, and not in the way that it sounds necessarily cinematic
but it just brings up images in your head, a power that the two
Drexciyans have always retained in their music and Donald
certainly hasn't lost. Following on from this we get the bass
heavy proto-electro crunch of 'Hyperelliptic Surfaces', a track
which could have tiptoed from the annals of the BBC Radiophonic
Workshop (especially towards its final third) accompanying a
particularly mystifying episode of Doctor Who, no doubt including
plenty of references to androids. These two tracks set the pace
for the rest of the album, which is simply a masterclass in
analogue experimentation, and proof if ever proof were needed that
Detroit still has it. Amongst the mystery and leaning towards
science fiction too there is a certain soul, a spirit which was
most lovingly explored by Vangelis in his soundtrack to Blade
Runner where he gave a heart to the mechanical creatures explored
in the storyline of the movie. Just check 'Compactification' for
the record's melancholy core, a track which the rest of the album
is perched around and just about as emotive as electronic music
gets. Quite simply, you need to purchase this record, whether
you're into ambient music, classic electronic experimentation or
good old fashioned electro, you just won't be disappointed. Highly
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