Neu Gestalt’s third album, released on 5 December 2014, is rich in Les Scott’s characteristic moody, atmospheric sound beds over which tiny fragments of Japanese language are dissected, processed and reconstructed into new words. Cloudy and grainy textures blend with filtered beats, occasional sparse, reversed fretless bass, found sounds and traces of bowed-in guitar.
Pleased to announce that Prague electronic producer M i r a g e has remixed the Neu Gestalt track ‘Exit Strategy’.
(This is free to download from the above link)
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas
Following his review of “Weightless Hours” on Relaxed Machinery, Richard Gürtler looks back in time to its predecessor “Altered Carbon”.
“Welcome to the lush sonic garden of Les Scott, the sole protagonist of Neu Gestalt!!! “Convergence” is slightly more minimal moodscape, yet still packed with broad palette of gently flickering escapades. “Artefact” integrates again more active beats, hauntingly melted with glitchy ingredients and vivid piano and synthetic textures. “Fissure” dives at the beginning into rather mysterious terrains, but soon some minimal, cyber-tech noises backed by warmer washes take the lead. The next piece, “Frozen Ground”, comes with razor sharp synthetic rhythms that steal the show…”
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“This is 49 minutes of electronic soundscapes, a seething mesh of failed romanticism, dashed dreams and still, cold, slow-burning rage. …. A dark, brooding delight for all doomed lovers out there.” (5 stars)
Read the original post at: http://www.isthismusic.com/neu-gestalt
Tune in to the Neu Gestalt interview on Laura Kerr’s “Light and Dark” programme on Castle FM Sunday 24 June at 10pm UK time.
“…Although the music is very different, I could not help but to think of Einstürzende Neubauten, which in English means “collapsing new buildings.” Certainly Neubauten’s debut Kollaps did sound like the destruction of what came before. In contrast, Weightless Hours is the sound of new growth. It is as if the apocalypse has already occurred, and we hear the “sound” of flowers blooming out of the rubble. No matter what terms are applied to describe Weightless Hours, there is one aspect to it that overrides everything. That would be the positive energy surrounding the entire affair.”
Read the original post at: http://www.seattlepi.com/lifestyle/blogcritics/article/Music-Review-Neu-Gestalt-Weightless-Hours-3640241.php#ixzz1ybmR58EG
“My favourite track here is “Aerial Eleven”. This is electronica at its most sublime and artistic. I defy anyone who says the genre has no soul to listen to this and not change their view. Beginning with a distant rumble, a muffled keyboard lays down a few plaintive chords. Suddenly we’re inside the most luscious environment imaginable. Fluffy pads push slowly forward and back against the gentlest of rhythms. Languid shakuhachi notes come and go. Metallic coils, organic noises and processed birdsong slither off to the sides. The effect is absolutely stunning, and unlike anything else I’ve heard.”
Read the original post at: http://eartickles.com/2012/06/16/neu-gestalt-weightless-hours/
…..”Toxicology”, unveils the journey with primordial ambience, enriched by water sounds and shakuhachi, crossed with hovering tech grooves and expressive piano sounds, and presents David Anderson as guest on keyboards and co-composer of this track. Nice intro!”
Read the originalpost at: http://relaxedmachinery.ning.com/profiles/blogs/my-review-of-weightless-hours-cd-by-neu-gestalt?xg_source=activity
” ….The echo of a pinging percussion instrument, the tinkle of piano, the near-subliminal scratch of a turntable, the flutter of processed sound textures, the incorporation of field-recorded train and water sounds—consistent with the very definition of gestalt, all such elements coalesce to form richly evocative moodscapes of intricate design….”