Flanger – Midnight Sound


Different, jazz-tronical, futuristic and noisy, still very warm and mellow in a jazz manner. It completely fits my Jazz category, but it’s certainly not an album for jazz purists. The duo of programmer/musicians associated with the Cologne, Germany, experimental scene, Burnt Friedman and Atom Heart, have composed mostly instrumental tracks featuring traditional jazz instruments, manipulated through a series of digital processors and sequencers, often supplemented by programmed rhythm tracks, fused in a way that it’s impossible to discern where organic meets electronic.  Midnight Sound was released in 1999 for NTone record label. Enjoy it!

The Flanger project was founded in 1997 by Uwe Schmidt (aka Atom Heart) and Bernd Friedmann (aka Burnt Friedman), who have both been active in the music business since the early 1990s. The two musicians met up to program their first album Templates at Mira Musica, Santiago de Chile in 1997. Their musical goal was to generate their own vision of non-repetitive, organic and extremely complex music that is far removed from the well-trodden paths of techno and other established styles of so-called contemporary music.




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