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5.0 out of 5 stars Beauty and Beyond, 6 Oct 2011
This review is from: The Devil's Walk (Audio CD)
Sascha Ring pitches up in Apparat guise with a wonderful new album.
'The Devil's Walk' finds him exploring new sonic territory without
compromising his electronic dance credentials. He would seem to have
taken time out to reflect on the nature of his muse and returns
with music possessed of a gentler and more soulful calibre than he
has delivered before. The ten tracks in this collection are high on
reflection and emotion. It is the finest work he has so-far produced.

If the haunting composition 'Goodbye' were the only one at our disposal
I would be satisfied. The eerie presence of Austrian singer Anja Plaschg,
aka Soap & Skin, (please, please do listen to her 2009 album 'Lovetune
For Vacuum'!) made the hair stand up on the back of my neck. The dark
arrangement moves forward at the pace of a heartbeat; Ms Plaschg's
world-weary vocal barely stirring the air around it. A desolate joy!

It's not all about shadows and scratchings in a closed tomb however.
Once 'Song Of Los' gets its skates on we are transported to a land
of light and uplifting beauty where even dance is possible. Mr Ring,
both here and elsewhere has a truly lovely voice. Sweet, sweet melancholy.

The faltering rhythm of 'Candil De La Calle' is another highlight. The
dream-like ambience is shot through with luminous synth chords and a simple
but affecting octave-spaced two-part harmony. A song to warm the blood.
'Escape', too, glimmers like a lone candle in a window guiding us safely home.
The touching melody, evocative lyrics and sublime string setting conveys
one of the loveliest inventions I have heard this year. A song to cherish!
Not far behind it 'The Soft Voices Die' (those glorious strings again!)
touches a nerve deep in the human spirit and generates a palpable sense of hope.
'Ash/Black Veil' explores a somewhat different sonic landscape; all skittering
percussion, moody piano and a plaintive high-flung vocal from Mr Ring on top form.
Final track 'Your House Is My World' is a touching hymn for a godless world.

(The download edition contains an extra track, 'Ladies', which sets another
ethereal vocal afloat on a sea of turbulent percussion, grumbling bass and
affectionate nods and winks to prog-rock. A worthy addition if MP3's are your thing!)

'The Devil's Walk', with its many wonders, is an album to pass by at your peril!

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Initial post: 8 Oct 2011 07:49:30 BDT
Diziet says:
Thanks for the tip Wolf :-)

Posted on 8 Oct 2011 21:06:14 BDT
Mr. Bde Wall says:
Great review Wolf! I've written my own too, feel free to compare notes. Much peace buddy!

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Oct 2011 23:28:37 BDT
The Wolf says:
Dear Mr B.W.

Many thanks. The album grows in stature with each listen.
I've listened to 'Ash/Black Veil' umpteen times today....
another wonderful song!

Best Wishes

The Wolf
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