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ARTIST
TITLE
Gradients
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
WARE 006CD WARE 006CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
4/15/2002

"Decomposed Subsonic's new album offers neither super-subtle experimental tracks, nor pop in the style of Blaue Löwen. But then again?On Gradients is the lovely house-chanson, 'Etoile Bleue', which we'd be pleased to hear being sung by French schoolchildren as they skip merrily around the Eiffel Tower. Or 'Nachtlicht', which shows once again how good German-language pop music can be, and that there is really no discrepancy between this and purely electronic music. This phenomenon has more to do with song-craft than electro-pop kitsch -- if you know what I mean. So as you can hear, Hartmut Wessling hasn't made a U-turn, rather, he has focused in on his terrain. But at the same time, he has actually broadened his perspective. In the computer-jargon of graphics programs, the 'gradient' is a way of measuring the difference between one extreme and another. Also of course, from one nuance to the next... but why not let the artist speak for himself: 'For me, Gradients represents on one side, the common thread running through the variety of styles on one album. On the other hand, as far as the songs are concerned, the title is intended to mean that there are some absolutely unequivocal elements, but also the most subtle of components in the arrangement and sound design, which have come from every possible source.'"