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The Actor's Gone
IRMLER, HANS JOACHIM
"The first official solo album of any of the original fAUST-members ever to be released.
was conceived by Irmler as 'a biography in sound' (sounds like the title of a 'Best of James Last'-Album, doesn't it? But even that may be part of a plan...). And it's strictly sounds, there are no words in here (at least none discernible). He wanted to describe a person's life through sound. And this is what fAUST have always been good at: to find strange and unusual sounds to trigger their listeners' imagination. This record mirrors the growth of a human being in its microstructure and evolution of life in general in its macrostructure. At the beginning, the listener can hear the sounds of a bubbling primordial soup. Out of this, a simple, innocent theme takes a shy peek. A life is born; melody evolves out of sound. This peaceful growth soon becomes interrupted by industrial noises (is there a war going on?) -- and so we're already into the story after track 2. What Irmler does is the antithesis of so many productions in the field of 'modern electronic music'. Irmler cunningly disturbs simple patterns and shifts them so slightly that at first, it only registers in your subconscious. Thus you are disturbed but you don't know by what. Another point in favor is that this music is nowhere as hectic as many other productions are nowadays with their clicks and beats. This music gives the listener time & space to step inside and if he or she wishes to inhabit this music. From the view of form,
even resembles classical music with its recurring and interwoven themes."
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