Testing Ground (spain) CD digipack 2006
The album has important collaboration & beautiful guitars (as always): Martin Litmanovich (leumann) & Sebastián Kramer (ex tenista!)
1. BUENAS NOCHES (mp3)
2. SIMMONS (mp3)
6. CUCHARITA ((
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VITAL WEEKLY on CINEPLEXX - RESTAR (CD by Testing Ground)
My understanding of the spanish language is poor, but I can understand what Cineplexx aka Sebastian Litmanovich likes to say in the first track on this album, that is titled 'Buenas noches' and the vocal samples saying 'buenas noches' are repeating through the track.
That would be 'good evening' in english, so Cineplexx welcomes the listener into the intimate atmosphere of the evening when this album should be played, or maybe it is 'good night', so then Cineplexx opens a path for the listener to visit the cosy dreams that are following in the next tracks. I say tracks and not songs, because the music on this album sounds as dance music but it's not at all for the dance floors, it's only for intimate home listening.
There are no vocals, singing or voice samples (except in the first track) and most of the tracks are rhythmic in a very linear way, sometimes as in house music, but as I said, this music is not at all for the clubs. So, the kind of techno inspired rhythms, that sound very gentle and sometimes even a bit fragile, are the basic rhythmic forms of the tracks that are build in various directions, with adding more layers of sounds that are slowly appearing from the background and often they're forming a specific dreamy ambiental aura around the tracks.
Besides Sebastian Litmanovich, who is using various electronics and a sampler, there are few guests with electric guitars, that also sound very dreamy and may put the listener in a state of lucid dreaming. Using musical patterns, motives and approaches from dance-techno music, to make a personal music with it's own distinctive sensibility (which is not techno at all), it's something I haven't heard often and on this album Cineplexx is doing that in a very nice way, making a kind of 'good night' music to sleep by.
Music that is not connected to any concrete genre or style, but still it has elements of some of them, like ambient, idm or even a special kind of, let's name it, 'lucid dreaming techno music'. A fusion of more musical styles or approaches might bring in more diversity in the tracks on the album, but maybe that's how the next album will sound. (BR)
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