Sunday, 4 January 2009

Roland Appel - Talk To Your Angel (Sonar Kollektiv)

A member of Fauna Flash, Trüby Trio and Voom:Voom, Bayern based Roland Appel caught ears as a solo artist with 2007’s magical Dark Soldier, which features on this nine track LP. Talk To Your Angel is essentially an album of melodic technoid grooves, calm electronic moments and smooth vocals, which have been smudged into the eerie grooves. Tracks such as the uplifting Changes, jerky synthed New Love and aforementioned Dark Soldier are wonderful, but some of the others sound more like a mixture of ideas than cohesive musical concepts. This is an odd long player from Appel, which at times impresses and at others frustrates.

Jon Freer

Check out Dark Soldier here

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