Max.Ernst - maxe002
The 2nd CD release on Thomas Brinkmann's MaxErnst label, from the Swiss producer Luciano (previous 12" releases on Mental Grooves, Bruchstucke, Klang Elektronik). Beautiful Q-tip cover artwork. "This outstandingly good Weetamix session from Mental Groove's Luciano has hit us like a bolt out the blue on this fine Summer afternoon. For those of you in need of enlightenment, Mental Groove is Switzerland's answer to Berlin's Bpitch Control -- a house of discoid madness and futuristic electronic exploration. This, however, offers us something a little different from the impossibly cool Luciano. 9 tracks mixed in from start to finish, the aroma here is one of pure innovation, sounds culled from an archive of musical inspiration that makes constant audio reference to Atom Heart, Akufen, Autechre and Brinkmann himself, tracks intricately pieced together from an array of found sounds, layer upon layer of tweaked samples and loops that come together in one giant impressive stretch of beats and cuts. As live sets go, it really doesn't get much better than this."