Mecánica Clásica - Vientos Eléctricos
Spanish 'supergroup' (ie they're all in other bands) Mecánica Clásica bring the Cluster and Harmonia love on what I understand is their second album, and with it a mightily impressive turn of classic sound modulation. While they're certainly stood at the altar of Leon and Schulze, they're no mere copyists. Everyone's an armchair 'sound artist' these days, so it's always a treat to hear some tech-nerds keeping the analogue dream alive. You can almost hear the joins here, all mechanistic rhythms, stuttering whirrs and drones, ghosts at work in the machine. There's no replacing that timbre, that crunch, the eternal appeal of early fallible synth technology. Not knowing anything about the subject myself, I have it under very good authority that this is good computer programming music. Make of that what you will. 'Infiernos Grandes Para Seres Pequeños' and 'Océano Rojo' in particular sound like perfect soundtracks to wandering through the abandoned metropolis, sort of like London at xmas. I guess that's what the label meant when they described this as 'ambient'. You'll have to wait another year to do that, but there's only 300 of these so you might wanna stock up now in advance.
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