Album Review

m. ostermeier – “rules of another small world, the” – [Tench]

The Mole   5/9/2012   A Library, CD

As I first glanced at this solo release from M. Ostermeier, the cover made me think of a place I’d been in a dream. Come to find out the futuristic landscape really exists, a forsaken housing project in Taiwan. This CD from Marc on Trench is the latest project from the co-owner of Words on Music and member of the group “Should”. Considered by some as “dreampop”, this “minimal” soundscape conjures up visions of lush, placid, peaceful strolls through vibrant green meadows surrounded by strange buzzing creatures that maybe only in your mind.The piano keys play a lullaby as the electronic wind gently flows past,soft interludes of mysterious chirps and celestial chimes enhance the dreamlike landscape. This beautiful 11 song CD is good morning music, if you like caffeine in your coffee, this is decaf, very relaxing but a full body of flavor.

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