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ARTIST
TITLE
Kreidler
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
WON 003CD WON 003CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
11/27/2000

"It comes as no surprise that on their third LP, Kreidler are more imaginative and multi-faceted than ever before in their celebration of music. Celebration? Hardly any other band organizes sounds and noises with such skill that their music can sound fragmented yet complete at the same time. The songs always -- even if only briefly -- explore that enchanting moment when a sequence of notes and sounds suddenly begins to make sense: the initiation of beauty. At the same time, they have enough respect not to stop halfway; over the course of the album, scattered sounds and short intervals form a swaying, circulating track, with those melodic lines and swinging rhythms that are typically Kreidler. The record repeatedly reminds us of instances when music is perceived not merely as an everyday thing on the radio or the TV, but consciously recognized as an enrichment of a moment. In this way, in their collaboration with Momus -- the last hip-intellectual of pop music -- they have explored how a piece of music or a song can be created from a series of observations in a diary. In 'Mnemorex', Momus and Kreidler describe a sort of departure, made possible by their connection to the past, their own history and their knowledge of the loss of innocence. Here, and in the following songs, they are re-creating themselves, sounding more focused yet at the same time lighter; this is Kreidler's return as renaissance men. Kreidler's most complete and liberated album to date has achieved all this with gallant coolness, a charming sense of humor and that un-dogmatic intelligence which has always led to the most exciting music. The honor of accompanying them on this journey was well worth waiting for."