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Modular Living
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on 24 November 2013
I really wanted to like this. I listened to loads of 'Krautrock' in the 1970's and 1980's - Can, Neu, Amon Duul, Klaus Schultze, and so on - and still do. I also still listen to Steve Reich and Terry Riley. But the problem that I have with this recording is that it gets boring. The first track starts off really well - lots of back references to the era of krautrock, and then just gets very very very repetitive in a very boring way - not in a slowly changing way. This is the difference to my ears, the early krautrock music was repetitive but it slowly changed, Steve Reich's music has the appearance of being repetitive but slowly changes (take 'Music for 18 Musicians' as an example, even his hand-clapping music did). Same with Klaus Schultze. Track two is better, but then track three, four, five, just get into a groove and stay there. Sorry, but that is just boring.
I'm going to keep trying to like this - it will get a few more plays. I had the same experience with Ashra's 'New Age of the Earth' back in 1976 (or whenever it came out).

So, three stars for now.
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on 12 April 2016
I own all the albums by Eat Lights Become Lights and this is actually my favourite. Perhaps the most laid back of their output, it has a future-retro character throughout, i.e. the sort of music that people back in the 1970s imagined that people here in the 21st century might be listening to (except that people here in the 21st century are doing the actual imagining). A 1970s schools’ science programme, with hints of kraut rock, early 80s synth pop and Vangelis. Perfectly crafted, flat-pack mood music that works as a whole album. Like the cover, like the contents.
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on 4 October 2013
Only at track 3 and reviewing already. The comparisons with can/neu etc are convenient but appropriate. Very hypnotic and absorbing. Want to fire up my vw and hit das autobahn
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on 27 December 2015
Only good if you want to confirm you are trendy.
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