PHASENMENSCH Haunted [The Gentle Indifference of the World] CD Digipack 2019 HANDS
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Haunted [The Gentle Indifference of the World]
01 The first Flame
To celebrate 10 years of his musical brainchild Phasenmensch, Wolfram Bange graces us with his arguably darkest, and definitely most coherent album yet. Haunted deals with personal demons, anxieties and hopes that determine the individuals state of being. Musically, this album travels from trademark fragile electronica over different expressions of harshness into an eerie void. Support comes from Phasenmensch associates Ein Profil and Ine-San, who have contributed sounds to one/two tracks respectively. Prepare for a good hour walk alongside the abyss!
Haunted is a true concept album with a clear-cut storyline: The opener First Flame sets the melancholic mood; tracks like Transzendenz or The Day before with their downbeat rhythms and sonic depth make recourse to his fragile 2014 masterpiece Entschleunigungsprozesse. Quite soon, things take a more upfront direction, with the technoflavoured The process of becoming or the rhythmnnoise-structure of Erase the accumulated past. A State beyond time surprises with prominent guitar lines, before Unscheduled Wandering pushes open the door into doomed territory. Discipline and trust throbs with dark ambience just like the closing title Assimilation of the devil in ourselves, and even the quirky rhythms of A black sky surely cant chase away the clouds anymore. Delivered with confidence, every sound and every sample on-spot, Haunted shows Phasenmensch in excellent shape, a producer with his own handwriting and vision!