"Ten years after their first Console 12", the notorious electronica collective from Weilheim/Bavaria is back with Mono, their debut for Disko B. Console have released two albums (Rocket In The Pocket and Reset The Preset) on the major label Virgin as well as on seminal indies like Matador and did collaborations/remixes with/for the likes of Björk and Depeche Mode, a live album (Live At Centre Pompidou) and various radio plays. Martin Gretschmann - besides still being the lead programmer for German indie rockers The Notwist and the all-star collaboration 13 & God - once more got together with his gang Axel Fischer (aka FC Shuttle), Christoph Brandner, Michael Schwaiger (aka Hometrainer), Miriam Osterrieder and Anton Kaun (aka Rumpeln) to invent an intriguing new piece of Console music. Mono takes a conscious break from everything remotely resembling "electro-pop" and refines Console's capability to create fine atmospheres and gentle melodies and smoothly lather them in noise. Miriam Osterrieder's voice is the star instrument that again and again emerges through the course of the album. Mono flickers between pop and ambient and even manages to integrate heavyweight cover-versions by Brian Eno and Sonic Youth in the tenderly glowing Console flow without sounding pretentious." (label info)
in stock | DE| 2006| DISKO B | 14.90

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