Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Labrecque / Barakat - Terminal Desert [Karlrecords 064 Promo]

Scheduled for release via Karlrecords on March 15th, 2k19 is "Terminal Desert", the new two track album collaboration created by Paul La Brecque and Ghazi Barakat. With both artists coming from a rather Rock-infused background looking for a new aesthetic in this conjunctional effort we see the opening tune "Jajouka Pipe Dream" fusing obvious oriental / middle eastern influences with a dreamy, slightly psychedelic and endlessly meandering take on contemporary Krautrock - if this is a thing - whereas the second cut, the also 17 minutes spanning "Planet R-101" starts on an amalgamation of a droning electric buzz accompanied by minimalistic DesertBlues guitars only to evolve into a beautifully floating piece of Post-PostRock meets (Neo)Cosmic meets Ambient over the course of its runtime, well able to fully please all those longing for soothing, ever evolving sounds as well as fans of Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze et al. for a reason before adding a slightly oriental touch after passing minute 10 or so. "Planet R-101" wins.


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