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abfhart hinwil – links berge rechts seen (2002)

This 2002 compilation of Abfahrt Hinwil’s short-lived electronic existence is a sprawling, metallic opus of ambient dance music. As one Discogs reviewer types: ‘(S)trictly digital romance’. This record, put on wax for the first time in May of 2020, exhibits prismatic sonic bursts that are perhaps no more mysterious than the beating steel heart of technology itself. With that said, the music makes time for a twinkling beauty―again, surely a meditation on what technology can be, operating against the notion that it will only ever simulate genuine emotion. The convinced listener will walk away feeling bizarrely comfortable with the future.


A favourite: ‘Sonic Surfaces’

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