Analog – Earlids (Hippocamp / 141) Sascha Kösch 6.7.2005 netlabel release 1 Comment Hippocamp, eins der am längsten agierenden Netzlabel, ist grade in Höchstform, wie das neue Release von Analog zeigt. I wrote and recorded most of this album a couple of years ago before putting it on the back burner to concentrate on my band, doublejo(H)ngrey, and my techno/electro project Protoplasm Daddy. Returning to the recordings in 2005 I gave them a thorough overhaul: adding, subtracting and reworking the tunes into this album. The album follows the format of a prog-rock concept album a la Gong or Hawkwind. Despite its somewhat unfashionable image I am proud to name prog as a big influence: hence my unashamedly pretentious use of unusual time signatures and varied instrumentation. Needless to say I have been influenced by a wide variety of other genres also. I used computer-based sequencers, effects, synthesis and editing programs alongside live instruments, field recordings, turntables, samples and general sonic and electronic experimentation to produce the album. There are elements of drum&bass, techno, hip-hop, breaks, noise, downbeat and acoustic music, though I%u2019ve tried to mash them all into one big audio mud-pie. Hope you enjoy it! Analog vuldren instep with johann rundspitze soupsith slim volume blob forridge backy optimistic pump transition duck beater mandoling wort to yr mother pumpkin pie One Response kikjar 18.7.2005 …unfassbar gut!…definitv.