Author: Frans de Waard
Publication: Vital Weekly
With 'FB 03 (E Pluribus Unum) Rothkamm completes his trilogy, 'culminating in an epic of supermodern electronic music', or so Rothkamm, also known as Frank Holger, claims.
Holger is originally from Germany where he first conducted his experiments, then moved to Canada and now living in New York, together with his collection of analogue synthesizers.
The 'supermodern' part of this recording has to be taken with a pinch of salt. While 'FB02: Astronaut Of Inner Space' didn't follow 'FB01', this new one stands in complete line with its predecessor. The music is linked to the 'supermodern' synth music of the 60s sci fi sound tracks and the fifties of the Cologne posse.
Sounds bounce up and down the scale, but have the old, analogue sounds, as opposed to say much of the modern classical electronic and acousmatic music. It's a fine album, again, but a bit less of a surprise as the previous one.
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