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Who cares about the originality? It's still really good!
on 15 April 2010
There is a lot of debate over how original this is. The Wire and various others have claimed that it is an amazingly new innovation in music. In fact it isn't very original at all - to me it's like a cross between Vangelis, Tangerine Dream and the Future Sound of London. Also, the very ambient sounding tracks could literally be from a million different artists and, when compared to the likes of BJ Nilsen or Jacob Kirkegaard, are actually nothing special.
However, who cares? All music is influenced in some way by other music. I like this album because it represents a sound I haven't heard anyone making for quite a long time. Despite likenesses to krautrock it's actually much closer in vibe to what was going on in the early-mid 90s with the after-rave chillout electronica scene. I miss those days and so I think this is great and I give it 5 stars!