Bochum Welt :: April (!K7)

It would be lazy and unfair to compare some of the tones and arrangements to Boards of Canada so let’s just say this and a few other tracks on April evoke a vintage feeling somewhere between 1970’s educational films and the dawn of small analog synthesizers for the masses.

April by Bochum Welt is a very subtle affair, sounding at once archaic and timeless. “Ghost” is so dreamy and subtle its fade-out and fade-in are almost hypnagogic as if heard from a dream. The synthetic pads and crackling drones on “Hills On Fire” are evocative of another time; it would be lazy and unfair to compare some of the tones and arrangements to Boards of Canada so let’s just say this and a few other tracks on April evoke a vintage feeling somewhere between 1970’s educational films and the dawn of small analog synthesizers for the masses. It’s also reminiscent of Bichi and CiM in places—classic-era IDM. April sounds like nothing else and everything all at once. “ROB” and “Family Computer Robot” both contains samples from Autechre but also previously appeared in an LFO set from Australian broadcaster JJJ (TRIPLE J), and is reminiscent of Arovane in places. A good listen for nostalgia with some gentle steps forward.

Note: The album collects Bochum Welt tracks never released before on vinyl, plus alternative and unreleased takes.

April is available on !K7. [Bandcamp]

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