i'll admit i had forgot about alog for a while. i really like the first album but wasnt tuning in to more recent stuff. the reviews of 'unemployed' alerted me though and so i bought it and think its stunning.
every track seems to be an example of a specific approach to making a musical texture. field recordings, acoustic air, sampled loops - all the way to spiky bulbous pure electronics. even the vocal stuff is great, ultra weird, i'd sing this in a karaoke in the pub next door but they'll never be that cool.
the fact the vinyl edition comes with even more 'examples' make me want that as well. (the cd version has half the material)
the two longest tracks 'last day at the assembly line' and 'januar' highlight the strategies at play throughout the album.
and the fact that 'last day at the assembly line' reminds me of a massive favourite of mine - 'memoria in memorian' by jan bark (on the disc 'argh! by foke rabe/jan bark - another must buy) is just great to my ears. my girlfriend may think differently...
'januar' is a pure headphone (and no doubt club) delight.
this album is one of the best ive heard for ages. already ordered the previous album after 3 days with this.
if your on this page and reading a review - can i suggest you need some alog. you need to get unemployed and fast...