on 26 July 2005
This is the 'follow-up' to 2002's "Vrioon" which also featured Carsten Nicolai (Alva Noto) and Ryuichi Sakamoto.
The phrase "achingly beautiful" was invented for these albums. A shimmering oasis of stark, quiet minimalism, Sakamoto's quivering piano touches and the accompanying Nicolai's whispering heartbeat of clicks and pulses, will simply take your breath away. There is darkness, particularly in the track "Berlin" but also light.
This is music to lock all the doors and windows, close your eyes and immerse yourself in.
At once heartbreaking and astoundingly gorgeous, this (along with it's counterpart Vrioon) are albums not to be missed by anyone who wishes to be taken to a whole new space by sound.